According to U.S. Coast Guard officials, 44 people walked out onto the breakwall in Provincetown before the unusually high tide rolled in.
Due to shallow depths around the breakwall, rescue crews say they were forced to pull people out of the water with smaller boats provided by the harbormaster and TowBoatUS.
The group, which was walking along a popular - but sometimes risky - footpath on a breakwall in Provincetown Harbor, became stranded when a king tide came in higher than anticipated. Two people had fallen into the water, and four others also needed to be recused from the sea after attempting to help.
"The harbormaster and TowBoat US crews did a great job responding to so many people in need of help, and we were happy to assist", said USCG Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Glora. "It was an unorthodox response, but in the end, everyone is safe on shore".
According to reports two people wound up in the chilly waters and got caught in the current. Though there was significant property damage, no one was reported to be seriously injured.