A Groom was stranded in the water when the ferry boat he, his groomsman, and vendors were on became broke down.
Massasschuets native Patrick Mahoney is thanking Boston Police for helping “save the day” after rescuing Mahoney, his groomsmen, and vendors, who found themselves literally stuck in the water just hours before his wedding ceremony.
Some Boston Police officers assigned to the Harbor Patrol unit came to the rescue after being alerted to the disabled ferry which was scheduled to travel to Thompson Island for a wedding.
“While the bride was already on the island, the officers were informed that the groom was standing by at the delayed ferry boat,” police said in a statement. “The officers quickly responded to assist but when they arrived to escort the groom, they realized that the situation was dire, as several other members of the wedding party were also without a means of transport in addition to the photographer, the D.J. and all the decorative flowers for the ceremony.”
Boston Police stated that the officers made sure “that all parties involved, as well as the floral arrangements, made it safely to their intended destination out in the harbor.”
The Groom, Patrick Mahoney told the Boston Globe, “They were there very quickly to get my groomsmen and all of our vendors out here to the island and kind of saved the day.”
The Boston Globe reports that Mahoney and 13 others who were transported by the Boston Police were only 17 minutes later than expected. The bride was not made aware of what happened until after she walked down the aisle.
The Boston Police Department stated that Officer Joe Matthews returned to the island after the ceremony “to share a laugh and congratulate the newly married couple before they returned to their reception surrounded by their friends, families and loved ones.”
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“The men and women of the Boston Police Department join with Officers Joe Matthews and Stefani McGrath to congratulate the couple as they celebrate their very special day, and we thank our officers for going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure they could enjoy it together.”
Officer Matthews stated to the Boson Globe, “it was good to get a nice call for a change and help people out.”