There were successful rescues of two boats from the Rye-based Row America Club that had capsized on Long Island Sound Wednesday about 6:30 pm near Buoy MM, according to Village Manager Richard Slingerland and Mamaroneck Village Police.
The first vessel, a rowing crew skull/ boat, had carried a crew of 10 High School aged girls and one man from the Rye-based Row America Club, off Mamaroneck Harbor.
“Rapidly changing weather conditions at approximately 5 p.m. contributed to creating strong swells which contributed to the boats capsizing. Water temperatures are approximately 43°F,” Slingerland said.
The Village of Mamaroneck Harbor Patrol, the Police Boat and Harbor Master responded.
theLoop is told Sea Tow was significantly involved in both rescues.
Most of those rescued had hypothermia and were transported to local emergency medical care.
Four men from a Zodiak support boat were then located on Hen Island. Three were transported to White Plains Hospital for further evaluation.
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