3 Rescued in Greenwich Bay, RI

Sailboat Sinks During 2014 Whitebread Challenge on Long Island

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Satruday, Sept. 4, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders received a report of a capsized vessel with 2 adults and a small child in the water near Cedar Tree Point in Greenwich Bay, RI.

Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Broadcast and launched a 45’ motor lifeboat crew from Station Castle Hill. Meanwhile, a nearby good Samaritan recovered all 3 people from the water. East Greenwich Fire marine units arrived at 6:53 p.m. to evaluate the mariners’ health and offer any needed assistance. No injuries were reported and the 3 were returned safely to shore.

“Today’s events go to show that people need to be very careful when out on the water, especially with the impending storm,” said Chief Petty Officer Jason Bryant, Command Duty Officer of Sector Southeastern New England.  “As the weather deteriorates, we encourage folks to avoid unnecessary trips on the water,” he said.