A Stamford man fell into Long Island Sound while fishing alone in Greenwich over the weekend and police said his condition is starting to improve.
Police said Greenwich Marine Police received a call from boaters who said someone was in distress in the water near Calf Island and officers found the man in the water. He was being kept afloat by a passing boater who was in the water with him, keeping his head above water, police said.
Officers got the man out of the water and transported him to shore. He was then taken to the hospital.
Police said the man had been fishing on his own when he fell overboard. He had been treading water for an extended period of time when boaters who were passing by found him.
As of late Saturday, the man’s condition was starting to improve, police said.
Wind and currents swept the man’s boat away and it was later located in water near Port Chester, New York.
Police urge anyone going out on the water to wear a life vest.