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5 Rescued After Boat Sinks in Greenwich



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    Five people were rescued after their boat sunk in Greenwich waters on Saturday.

    Five people were rescued from a sinking boat off the Greenwich coast Saturday night, according to police.

    The owner of the 26-foot Bayliner, who had bought the boat two weeks prior, told police he went out on the water with four friends around 2 p.m. Saturday. They anchored the boat near “Four Foot Rock” and spent several hours fishing, police said.

    It was only as they started to pack up around 9 p.m. that they noticed water collecting in the boat.

    The passengers, who were all wearing life vests, called 911 as the stern began to dip down into the water. Officers arrived on scene and tried pumping water out of the boat to no avail.

    Police said the boat began listing to the starboard side. Ultimately, all but two feet of the bow was submerged.

    The five people on board were brought ashore and no one was hurt. It’s not clear what caused the boat to sink.

    Responding officers included members of the Greenwich Police Marine Section, the Rye Police Departmnet, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Mamaroneck Police Department Marine Unit.