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Distraught Man Rescued From Long Island Sound

Members of the Greenwich Police Marine Section assisted in the rescue of a distraught man in Long Island Sound off of Marmoneck June 1. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department
Greenwich Police Boat 139 was used in the rescue effort. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

Members of the Greenwich Police Marine Section assisted in the rescue of a distraught man from the Long Island Sound off of Mamaroneck on Saturday afternoon, June 1.

Officers Frank DiPietro and Joseph Turscanyi of the Greenwich Police Departments Marine Section received a Mayday call requesting assistance with a vessel in distress and a man overboard in the area of navigation buoy 40, according to Greenwich Police.

When the officers arrived they saw rescuers from local municipalities, the United States Coast Guard and Good Samaritans attempting to remove someone from the water who was actively resisting efforts, police said.

Officers DiPietro and Turscanyi were able to maneuver Police Boat 139 so they could approach the man from behind where they would not be seen, according to the report.

When they got close enough officers reportedly were able to pull the man from the water and onto the swim platform.

Although the man continued to struggle with officers he was secured aboard PB 139 and transported to a waiting ambulance on shore, said police.

Greenwich Police Boat 139 is a 39-foot North River emergency services vessel.

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