Stamford – At 17:11 this evening the Stamford Emergency Communications Center received a call from a boat in distress located outside of the storm barrier in Stamford Harbor. The boater stated that there was no steering on the vessel and that the vessel was up against the storm barrier wall. Stamford Fire Department Engine 5 was dispatched to incident. Fire Boat Pilot Gerald Kutz and the crew of Engine 5 utilized the departments new fire boat to locate the vessel in distress, safely take the two occupants onboard the fire department boat and tow the disabled vessel back into the harbor. Both occupants were uninjured in the incident and returned to shore in time for the Super bowl.
Lieutenant Patrick-Colin Burns
Stamford Fire Department Station # 5
1620 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06902