GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

October 31, 2012

Gloucester Police/Fire: Two pulled from harbor

By Steven Fletcher Staff Writer
Gloucester Daily Times

---- — On Saturday, police rescued two people from the harbor behind Gorton’s.

The two, found sitting on a barge off a pier behind the company, told police they had been in the water for over an hour.

Officers pulled the two out with a rope and paramedics took them to Addison Gilbert Hospital where they were treated for hypothermia.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy kept police busy Monday night.

Police reported 2,600 people were without power in the area around Langsford Street at 4:31 p.m.

At 4:09 p.m., Public Works crews responded to a tree that had fallen on High Popples Road.

At 5:21 p.m. a Public Works crew responded to a fallen tree on Magnolia Avenue.

Sparking wires were reported on a house on Essex Avenue at 5:21 p.m. on Trask Street at 5:30 p.m., and at High Rock Terrace at 8:16 p.m. Officers notified National Grid of the Essex Avenue and High Rock Terrace problems. Firefighters also responded to the Essex Avenue home.

Police reported power lines down on Pleasant Street at 5:30 p.m.

Police and crews from the city’s Department of Public Works and National Grid responded to Mount Pleasant Street at 9:26 p.m. A tree had fallen on a car and was leaning into power lines at the intersection with Calder Street.

Steven Fletcher may be contacted at 1-978-283-7000 x3455, or sfletcher@gloucestertimes.com. Follow him on Twitter at @stevengdt.