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Greenwich PD: Boat stuck on Red Rock waits for high tide

May 25, 2018 GMT

GREENWICH — Marine agencies were unable to get a boat off Red Rock Friday morning and the owner had to wait for high tide to get the boat removed from the area.

Around 11:30 a.m., the Greenwich police marine unit received a mayday call for a 42-foot boat that ran aground. Two town residents on the boat left the Cos Cob Harbor and struck Red Rock, just off the coast of Meads Point.

Three police marine officers, the Coast Guard and a boat towing company were sent to the scene to help the stranded boaters.

“After attempting to remove the vessel from the rock, it was determined that the boat could not be removed and would have to remain until the tide rose sufficiently,” police said.

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The two people on the boat were uninjured and were taken from the boat by the police marine officers.

The owner of the boat made arrangements to have the boat removed from the rocks at high tide. Police said there was no fuel leak. The cause of the incident appeared to be operator error, police said.