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Elderly Man Dies After Car Goes In Water At Boat Launch In Cos Cob

First responders work at the scene of a fatal accident at Cos Cob Harbor in Greenwich on Monday.
First responders work at the scene of a fatal accident at Cos Cob Harbor in Greenwich on Monday. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department via Twitter
First responders work at the scene of a fatal accident at Cos Cob Harbor in Greenwich on Monday.
First responders work at the scene of a fatal accident at Cos Cob Harbor in Greenwich on Monday. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

Updated: GREENWICH, Conn. — As family members watched, an elderly New Jersey man died after he accidentally drove a van off the Cos Cob Harbor boat ramp and into the water at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, Greenwich Police said.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they were met by "distraught" family members, Lt. Kraig Gray said.

The man was found in the van in about 12 feet of water by divers from the Sound Shore Fire Department, Gray said. He was taken from the van but was pronounced dead at Greenwich Hospital.

Strickland Road was closed from the train station to the I-95 underpass after the accident.

His family is from a neighboring municipality in New York State, but Gray didn't say where. He said more information about the incident will be released Tuesday.

The accident is still under police investigation, he said.

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