By James Niedzinski
---- — ESSEX — A boat owner and crew escaped injury when their vessel began sinking off Water Street Wednesday at around 7:30 a.m.
Police Chief Peter Silva, who also serves as harbormaster, responded to a call reporting that a boat was going under.
Silva added that there was also no risk of contaminants in the water; the owner of the 18- to 20-foot vessel was in the process of working on the boat when it began sinking.
Police notified National Grid when branches were on Apple Street power lines 8:50 a.m. Tuesday. The utility sent a crew to carry out repairs.
James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.