Marine Police Assist Swimmer In Distress

July 29, 2014

Around 1.20pm on Monday [July 28], police officers including Marine Unit officers were dispatched to a reported male swimmer in distress in the waters of Bailey’s Bay, Hamilton parish.

A police spokesperson said, “On arrival it appears that the 31 year old Hamilton parish man involved was located along the shoreline of an islet conscious and breathing.

“As well as marine police, a 24 year old Hamilton parish man swam to the area to assist and a local boat was also on scene. Both Hamilton parish men were taken aboard the marine police vessel and transported back to shore.

“The 31 year old swimmer was then conveyed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for medical assessment and later discharged. Apparently the 24 year old ‘Good Samaritan’ never got into difficulty and did not require any medical assistance.

“The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank those members of the public that were quick to respond to this marine incident.”

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  1. HUH? says:

    Oh my lord. The Marine Police have actually done something?

  2. i and i says:

    I wonder , does marine police have oxygen breathing apparatus, and automated heart zappers.I hate to think they’d have to stun them back to cardio resusitation with a stun gun…however…you do what you must to preserve life.These things would be helpful,there are some exciting new vehicles coming out soon as well …but I think it would be nice if we had more women on police force…in marine section in particular,they’re uniforms should be a police uniform bikini type uniform,it is important they are ready for water imertions ….in the line of duty,they should always be ready…like those girls in south beach,on dat television show.Wpc’s that are in good shape to swim,athletic girls…very important…in case they have to rescue a guy in distress.

  3. i and i says:

    I would volunteer to assist in training them…as long as my honey don’t mind it…..

  4. Garry Bowman says:

    It’s great to learn that we now have marine police fully-equipped to save lives like true professionals. I am glad that civilians also have begun to develop a sense of responsibility towards what they ought to do to rescue people in such situations and how.