Greenwich Police Marine Section Respond to Man Overboard Call

The Greenwich Police Marine Section responded to a call for a person overboard around midnight on Sunday.

When Officers arrived at the vessel, the subject was back on the boat. Officers treated the subject for mild hypothermia and shock.

At the Police dock, patient care was transferred to Greenwich Emergency Medical Service.

Police remind residents, the boating season is beginning and vessels need to be registered, have the proper sight and sound signals, and operators need to possess and carry on them their boating certificate.

And most importantly, personal flotation devices (PFD) must be on hand for everyone on the vessel.

The Marine Section provides law enforcement, emergency medical services, Homeland Security High Value Asset protection and general assistance to boaters within Town and regional waters.

The Town of Greenwich is bordered by 31 miles of coastline and contains approximately 25 square miles of open water within the Long Island Sound.

The Marine Section’s fleet consists of three primary patrol vessels, and they are equipped for all weather operations, search and rescue and EMS/patient transportation.

The vessels are also designed to accommodate the department’s divers during dive operations.

Safety on the water a top concern. Anyone with questions regarding boating and what is needed for a safe boat please contact Greenwich Police Marine Section at 203-622-8044.