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News Release

July 22, 2012

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Contact: Petty Officer 2nd Class Sabrina Laberdesque


Office: (212) 514-4287

Mobile: (917) 703-0983

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for persons in distress in Connecticut.

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of persons in distress near Stamford Harbor Lighthouse, Stamford, Conn., today.

At approximately 11:38 p.m., Sunday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center in New Haven, Conn., received several reports of people trapped under a 22-foot capsized vessel.

A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew from Station Eatons Neck, N.Y., and a rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., are searching along with local police and rescue agencies. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation. 

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