Deputy City Editor
Mike Bello has been deputy city editor at the Boston Globe for 12 years, covering crime, spot news and court arraignments.
■ DARING RESCUE The Coast Guard deployed a rescue swimmer from a helicopter to pull four men from frigid Atlantic Ocean waters after they jumped from a sinking fishing boat Wednesday evening about 18 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, officials said. Around 6:20 p.m., the captain of the 65-foot Sea Star fishing vessel alerted the Coast Guard that the ship was taking on water and listing dangerously in rough seas churned up by winds gusting up to 25 knots, the Coast Guard said in a statement. The fishermen put on emergency immersion suits and activated their position-indicating radio beacons. The water temperature was 37 degrees. “The suits can really save your life,” Petty Officer Nicole Groll, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said Thursday. A Jayhawk helicopter and HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, whose crews were on a training mission, were detoured to the site. Once the aircraft were above the foundering vessel, the crew members were ordered to abandon ship so a rescue swimmer could haul them to safety.
By Mike Bello , Globe Staff
After more than three decades on the job, MacDonald is retiring this month.
By John Hilliard , Globe correspondent
The Watch Center is a new high-tech tool intended to make it easier for agencies to share information and help protect the public.
■ FATAL ACCIDENT A 27-year-old Gloucester man was killed in a construction accident on Thursday morning in the North Shore city, according to the Essex District Attorney’s office. The worker, whose name was not released, was fatally injured while working on a site at 23 Nashua Ave., according to the office. State and Gloucester police and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating.