(Stamford, CT. 7/6/20): City of Stamford firefighters manning it's Fireboat 236 rescued a kayaker in distress this afternoon. At 4:13 pm a telephone report of a kayaker in distress prompted the response of the city's emergency services. The vicitim was reported to be on a breakwall off on Greenway Island. The fire departments fireboat and SCUBA rescue units were dispatched in addition to Stamford EMS and Stamford Police. Units on shore at Cove Island park spotted the kayaker and directed the fireboat in to effect the rescue. The kayaker was safely brought on board at 4:43 pm and transported to the West Beach dock where they were transferred into the care ofSEMS paramedics for evaluation.
In a related incident on Friday, July 3rd a small boat, located near the Stamford lighthouse, experienced difficulties and called 9-1-1 for assistance. Fireboat 236 responded and found the three boaters on the rocks with the boat nearby. The boaters were brought abord the fireboat and their vessel was towed back to the dock. The boaters were not injured.
Incident Details (if applicable):
Incident Number: 20-4833
Incident Location: Westcott Cove
Incident Date: 2020-07-06 16:13:00.0
Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Tripodi