Man survives fall from 32-foot vessel

A man who fell overboard from his 32-foot boat on Monday was treated and released from Stamford Hospital with no major injuries, according to police.

The man was found adrift near Goose Island at the entrance to Cos Cob Harbor by two fisherman who discovered him nearly unconscious and partially submerged in the water.

Due to his extreme exhaustion, the victim, who was not wearing a life vest, was not pulled from the water until the arrival of marine officers.

Upon the arrival of the Greenwich Police Marine Section, the victim was found alert but disoriented. He was rescued from the water and subsequently transported to the hospital where he was treated for exhaustion and hypothermia.

Investigation of the incident revealed that the victim had fallen off of his Pursuit cabin cruiser, which he was the sole occupant of, and had attempted to hold onto the vessel and regain control without success. He was then forced to tread water for approximately one hour before he made his way over to the fisherman who were on a small vessel at anchor.

The man’s vessel was later located, grounded, on the western shoreline of Goose Island and was towed to Beacon Point Marina.

A safety inspection of the vessel revealed no violations. Police had not released the man’s name by deadline for this week’s edition of the Post.


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