A 23-year-old man from Rockland County was reported to be in serious but stable condition in the hospital last night after being rescued from the water off Croton Point Park Tuesday evening, county police said.
Kieran O’Leary, spokesperson for the Westchester County Police, said a group of six were swimming off the 21-foot Stingray they had anchored off Croton Point Park earlier in the day.
“The water was deeper when the group first arrived, but because of low tide the depth was down to just three or four feet at the time the incident occurred,” O’Leary said.
Officials are unsure whether the man jumped in head first or dove, but shortly after 5 p.m., report that his friends found him floating face down in the Hudson. They were able to pull him into boat, call 911, start CPR on him, and bring the boat to shore.
There, county park rangers along with Croton-on-Hudson fire department volunteers and EMS workers continued performing CPR and providing medical assistance to the man. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center.
“I do not have an update on his condition or specifics on his injuries,” O’Leary said Wednesday morning. “The matter remains under investigation by county police.”