After Multi-Agency Effort, 52-Year-Old Swimmer found Dead under I-95 Bridge in Port Chester

A 52-year-old man was found dead after going swimming in the Byram River under the I-95 bridge in Port Chester around 4:30pm on Tuesday.

According to the Port Chester Police, who posted the information on their Facebook page Thursday night, the department received a 911 reporting a man had gone underwater and not resurfaced.

Photo: Port Chester Police Facebook page

The caller referred to an area under the I-95 bridge where the man was last seen about 30 minutes prior to calling 911, police said in the post.

A search of the shoreline, by land, air, and water failed to locate the man. And after the massive search the man was located in about 10 feet of water by divers, police said.

The department was assisted by the following agencies:

  • Greenwich Police Department
  • US Coast Guard
  • Westchester County Police Department
  • Rye Police Department
  • New Rochelle Police Department

Greenwich Police divers were able to remove the victim and transport him to the Port Chester side where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The identity of the man is being withheld pending notification to his family, who live in another country.