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1st District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: July 23, 2012

D1-PADET NYC - PA2 Jetta Disco

Contact: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco

Office: (212) 668-7114

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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