Two minor Oak Bluffs waterfront scares - one on a raft and one on paddleboards - prompted a flurry of public safety vehicles near Big Bridge on Wednesday afternoon and evening, police officials confirmed.

There were no injuries sustained in the separate incidents and all parties were safely transported to shore, according to police and fire officials who responded to the scene.

The first incident occurred early in the evening, when two passengers were rescued from their inflatable raft a few yards offshore of the bridge after a call from an unidentified onlooker signaled that the boat was in peril, Oak Bluffs Fire Chief Martin Greene said.

At 5:33 p.m. the small boat had been making its way back to shore when it lost an oar and began to drift, according to the fire chief, who responded to the scene. No injuries were reported to the response team and the craft sustained no damages, the chief also said.

An unidentified civilian in a nearby pleasure craft responded to the incident, recovering the boaters from their vessel and transporting the passengers and their raft safely to shore.

Edgartown and Oak Bluffs police and fire responded jointly to the scene, as well as both town’s EMS teams, reported Chief Greene. The Oak Bluffs fire department dispatched a lifeboat in response to the incident, but the boaters were already safely recovered prior to time of its arrival, said the chief.

Crowding from the event caused a brief traffic jam on Beach Road, reported Sgt. Jonathan Searle of the Edgartown police department. After the incident, traffic was cleared quickly and the bridge was not closed at any time, he said.

“Thankfully, it was a non-event,” said the sergeant.

Later in the evening, the Edgartown and Oak Bluffs fire departments responded to a distress call from three paddle boarders offshore in the vicinity of the bridge.

At 8:45 p.m. the three boarders were out paddling when they became lost and found themselves unable to return to shore, said Chief Greene. The Oak Bluffs fire department dispatched a rescue craft in response to the scene, returning the paddlers safely to shore.

No injuries were reported to the fire department, said the chief.