Update: Wed., August 6, 8:15pm. Statement from Lt. Kraig Gray, Public Information officer, Greenwich Police:
Lieutenant Kraig Gray
Public Information Office
Update: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 7:27pm
Statement from Superintednet of Schools William McKersie:
“This evening, we are mourning the devastating loss of one of our Greenwich High School students, a rising junior, who was involved in a boating accident today on the Long Island Sound. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time of tragedy. There are few words that can express the deep compassion we feel for the family of the young girl that has died and for the three other girls involved in the accident. The Greenwich Public School community is ready to support the girls involved and their families in every way possible.
The names of the girls are being withheld pending notification of family members. Although school is not in session, we will make counselors available for the school communities at the appropriate time.”
Original Story: Wednesday, Aug 6, 3:30pm
There has been a fatality in Greenwich Harbor. According to Greenwich Harbor Master, “A man, not a member of the Old Greenwich Yacht Club, was driving a power boat with his kids tubing behind it. The kids flipped off the tube and he circle around to to pick them up and killed one of the girls. He ran them over,” MacMillian said.
MacMillian said one girl is on the dock being tended to by EMS, and that he was in Byram when he got word of the accident, and his understanding is that there were two girls who were tubing at the time of the accident, and there is one fatality so far.
“This is something I have been dreading as long as I can remember,” MacMillan said. “On a beautiful day like today to have a father injur his own child with a boating accident is horrific.”
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.