Marine Police Respond: “Swimmer In Difficulty”

October 12, 2015

The Police Marine Unit responded to a report of a “swimmer in difficulty” at Warwick Long Bay at around 1.50pm on Saturday afternoon [Oct 10], however the swimmer was actually not in difficulty, but snorkeling in the area.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda received a 911 call from a member of public at Warwick Long Bay reporting a male swimmer in difficulty approximately 1/4 mile offshore.

“Bermuda Radio issues an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast to any vessels in the area able to assist while Marine Police vessel Rescue 1 is also tasked to investigate.

“A follow-up call later revealed that the swimmer was not in difficulty but snorkeling in the area. Rescue 1 was subsequently stood down.”

Warwick Long Bay reporting a male swimmer Bermuda October 12 2015 (1)

Warwick Long Bay reporting a male swimmer Bermuda October 12 2015 (2)

Warwick Long Bay reporting a male swimmer Bermuda October 12 2015 (3)

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  1. sage says:

    Why don’t we have jet skis for the lifeguards at the beaches like everywhere else?

  2. Mucho Gusto says:

    We have no dolares

  3. Billy bob says:

    Not sure why they thought he was in distress. But the guy snorkeling kept yelling “the green scorpion has me”.