Marine police responded Wednesday to a report of three men in the water after a boat capsized off Seven Mile Beach in rough sea conditions.
According to a police press release, a member of the public alerted 911 around 5:20 p.m. of a small, overturned boat drifting about 500 feet off the beach, with three men in the sea.
“The police vessel Niven D responded and found two men onshore near Tiki Beach, and a third swimming toward shore. The men were not injured,” the police statement reported.
Police said none of the boaters had been wearing life jackets, and the Joint Marine Unit learned that they had not alerted the Port Authority of their trip before setting off.
“Despite tragic incidents in recent months, we continue to see instances in which people have not taken recommended steps to ensure their own safety while out on the water,” said Inspector Leo Anglin, RCIPS Marine Commander.