Man pulled out of the Byram River

November 16, 2023 at 12:14 a.m.

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A man was successfully rescued after falling into the Byram River on Saturday, Nov. 11.

According to Port Chester Police Captain Charles Nielsen, a bystander near the river heard someone screaming in the water and subsequently called the Greenwich Police Department for help. The Port Chester police were called to support the search on the other side of the waterway at approximately 1 a.m.

An officer in the vicinity of Dock Street heard the sounds of someone struggling in the water and found the man clinging to a dock. After officers pulled the man out of the water, the resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. reportedly claimed that there was someone else in the river with him. However, a thorough search by the Port Chester, Greenwich and Westchester County police departments and the Port Chester Fire Department using boats and thermal imaging yielded no results, officials say.

The 33-year-old man was sent to the Stamford Hospital Trauma Center, as officers observed that he was suffering from severe hypothermia. Nielsen said the situation ended as well as it could have, and the man is expected to make a full recovery.


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