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Boston police harbor unit boats stranded groom to ceremony on island

Officers with the Boston Police Department’s harbor patrol unit came to the rescue of a stranded groom and took him on their boat to his island wedding over the weekend, authorities said.

Patrick Mahoney was due to get married Saturday on Thompson Island in the middle of Boston Harbor when the ferry that was scheduled to bring him to the island — where his bride-to-be, Hannah, and others were waiting for him — broke down, Boston police said.

Officer Joe Matthews and others responded to the disabled boat. When they realized the situation was “dire,” the officers escorted the groom to the island — along with the photographer, the DJ and all the flowers. In total, they transported over a dozen people.

“They were there very quickly to get my groomsmen and all of our vendors out here to the island and kind of save the day,” Mahoney told The Boston Globe.

Hours later, police said, Matthews returned to the island to congratulate the couple before they headed towards their reception.

“It was good to get a nice call for a change and help people out,” he said. “They seemed happy, and we were happy we could do it. It all worked out.”

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