Boston Police report some boys up from Bridgewater yesterday decided to cap off their night by heading down to Rowes Wharf and breaking into the Valiant, a cruise boat docked there.
Around 2:50 this morning, somebody spotted them in the act and called 911.
Upon arrival, the officers observed two suspects, later identified as Zachary Whiting, 19, of Bridgewater and Lawrence Kirlis, 18, of Bridgewater, standing on the bow of the 97-foot-long yacht, Valiant. The officers gave verbal commands to the two suspects to return to the dock and were attempting to gain control of them when they heard splashing in the water on the opposite side of the vessel. Officers then observed the third suspect, Ryan Convery, 19, of Bridgewater, struggling in the water approximately twenty feet away from the dock. The suspect was coughing while attempting to stay above the water and stated to officers that he was cold and could not swim. The officers directed the suspect to grab hold of a nearby rope which they then used to pull him back towards the dock. Multiple officers then took hold of the rope, lifting him vertically out of the water to safety. Officers then provided first aid to Convery until Boston EMS arrived on scene at which time, he was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.
Police add officers found "a large bottle of vodka" in Whiting's hoodie.
The two dry landlubbers were charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime right away. Convery had to wait until after he was released from a nearby hospital to be charged, police say, adding Whiting was also charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol.