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USPP Officers Rescue Man From New York Harbor

Statue of Liberty National Monument

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A crew member on the Statue of Liberty ferry contacted the Park Police on Tuesday morning and reported that a vessel had capsized in the channel south of Liberty Island’s main dock. Officers Tom Hasset and Christopher Murphy, who were assigned to Marine-7, responded. They found a 36-year-old man wearing a life jacket and clinging onto his capsized 15-foot Laser sailboat. The man, who was the only person on the boat when it capsized, complained of stomach and chest pains and was transported by the officers to the Liberty Island dock, where he was checked by NPS EMTs. He was physically exhausted from attempting to right his vessel despite windy conditions and said that he’d been in the water for about 40 minutes. He nonetheless soon recovered.



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