Coast Guard, Barnstable Fire Department, rescue stranded duck hunters

This is a file image of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel.

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (WLNE)- The U.S. Coast Guard, as well as the Barnstable Fire Department, rescued six people who were stranded on a boat near Cape Cod on Saturday afternoon.

Fire officials said that the boat carrying five duck hunters and a guide, got stuck in a marsh around 1:50 p.m.

The fire department tried launching multiple boats to rescue the bunch, but the seas were too strong.

The waves were freezing to the boats, as well as the stranded hunters.

A Coast Guard helicopter eventually came to the rescue, lifting all six people and bringing them to shore.

None of the hunters needed medical treatment, according to the fire department.

Categories: Massachusetts, News, Regional News