ROCKPORT — Lieutenant Mark Schmink reports that the Rockport Police Department is engaged in s a search for a missing diver at this time.
Crews responded to the area of Cathedral Rock near Cathedral Avenue and Green Street at 5:15 p.m. after a scuba diver came ashore reporting that his companion, an adult male, was missing.
A United States Coast Guard cutter is on scene along with the Rockport Harbormaster and Rockport Fire Department, and crews are engaged in an active search and rescue operation at this time. A Coast Guard helicopter is responding from Cape Cod and state and regional dive teams are responding to the scene.
The reporting party told authorities that he was diving with a friend about 150 yards off shore. Further updates provided as necessary.
9/6/2018 THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE:
ROCKPORT — Lieutenant Mark Schmink and the Rockport Police Department report that the body of a missing diver was recovered Thursday morning.
The victim has been tentatively identified as a 47-year-old man from Philadelphia. His name is not being released at this time, pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
Crews responded to the area of Cathedral Rock near Cathedral Avenue and Green Street at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday after a scuba diver came ashore reporting that his companion, an adult male, was missing. The search was conducted by Rockport Police, Rockport Fire, the U.S. Coast Guard, and State Police using boats, divers, and aircraft.
This morning, Lt. Schmink reported that the operation had transitioned from a search and rescue operation to a recovery operation, and the diver’s body was located at approximately 8:30 a.m.
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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 5 – 7pm
My Musical Guest: ED DALEY!
I’ve been trying to line this one up for quite a while now. Scheduling
has been a challenge, for sure. Writer of “My Night With You”, and
so many other wonderful songs, the great Ed Daley is finally with us
this week! Close your eyes and imagine Tom Waits. He’s that deep.
That soulful. We hit at 7. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
9/12 – Strungout Playboys
Early this morning Al Bezanson reported that a Minke Whale was caught on a small rock in Smith’s Cove, next to the Studio Restaurant. A kind group of Rocky Neck neighbors removed the rock and the whale swam away instantly. The whale appeared to be recovering from its entanglement and, as Mona Faherty reports, did an arcing dolphin-like move after swimming to the middle of the Cove.
The small rock, about a foot and half, that entangled the whale.
The Minke may possibly be injured. Please keep an eye out and if you see the whale contact the Northeast Marine Mammal hotline at 866-755-6622. Thank you!
NOAA official Ainsley Smith and Animal Control Officer Teagan Dolan looking for the whale.
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I downloaded the Sharktivity app yesterday and couldn’t believe how many sharks have been tracked this month alone off Cape Cod! I mean, I know that there have been a lot of sightings but the numbers that are appearing in the app are staggering.
Check out the great work that the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy does HERE
Our CFCA Kids program is back! Starting on September 11, kids (ages 6-13) will focus on skills, confidence, fun and develop a lifelong love of moving and exercise! Classes will run on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:15. Online registration coming soon!
Our new season will kick off on September 11 with “Confessions of a Seed Snatcher” presented by Marie Patrice Masse. Marie, an enthusiastic gardener and nature lover, has collected seeds for many years and more often than not can be found tending her 4500 square foot organic flower and vegetable garden at the Stow Community Garden. Her presentation will include a slideshow and lecture. It is a humorous and insightful journey of discovery into the world of seed saving from seed biology and politics, to seed quirkiness and adaptability. Attendees will learn how to save seeds from their gardens and enjoy entertaining stories of finding seeds in unusual places. Following the slideshow/lecture there will be an optional hands – on seed gathering from a large collection of flower heads, seed stalks, and pods. Beautiful photographs and entertaining story-telling promise to make this presentation a delight. Guests are welcome, $5 fee.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Pat Morris @ 978-815-2170 or Jennifer Doane @ 617-997-3772
Register Today for PMC Kids Ride
It’s time to register your kids for this year’s Cape Ann Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Kids Ride! Registration fee is $10 through September 22nd ($30 walk-on) with a fundraising minimum of $30, 100% of which will support cancer treatment and research efforts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Visit www.kids.pmc.org/capeann to sign up online.
This rain or shine event will take place at Masconomo Park in Manchester on Saturday, September 29th from 9am – 12 noon and will offer five different ride routes for kids ages 2-15. Routes range from the perimeter of the park for tykes on tricycles to a 10-mile mountain trail or an 11-mile road ride.
Kids are encouraged to register for a route that best suits their riding ability. All ride routes are posted online and every…