On Saturday Stony Point firefighters and police and EMT’s from Haverstraw responded to a call that a man had flipped his sailboat on the Hudson River around 7:00 PM. Rockland and Westchester County Marine Units responded to assist the man, who was grabbing the bottom of the flipped 21- foot boat to stay afloat in the cold water. According to Thiells Fire Chief Ray Redmond a diver was sent to retrieve the man from the water, which was recorded at around 40 degrees, and firefighters and police from both sides of the river worked to get the boat right-side up, when they later found it near the Bowline Generating Station. Redmond stated that they don’t know for sure what caused the boat to flip, though conditions were windy all day and evening.
Man Rescued from River, Flipped Sailboat
April 7, 2014 By