Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter sits at sunrise at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City. This AIRSTA aircrews utilize the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter for search and rescue, law enforcement, and national security missions. USCG photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter sits at sunrise at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J.
Air Station Atlantic City aircrews utilize the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter for search and rescue, law enforcement, and national security missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen (archive).

NEW HAVEN, CONN.​ — The U.S.​ Coast Guard suspended the search for a possible person in the water near Stamford Harbor​ Saturday​ evening.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound personnel received a report at 12:08 p.m. from a Stamford Marine Police unit of​ a 10-foot​ fishing canoe capsized and anchored in the vicinity of the western break wall in Stamford Harbor.

A capsized canoe drifts through Stamford Harbor, Conn. The Coast Guard searched for the owner with negative results until sunset, at which time the search was suspended. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard).
A capsized canoe drifts through Stamford Harbor, Conn. The Coast Guard searched for the owner with negative results until sunset, at which time the search was suspended. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard).

There were personal items and fishing gear left in the canoe when found. The canoe was without identifying markings or owner information.

The Coast Guard directed the launch of a response boat​ crew from Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck, an​ MH-65 Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City​ and​ two Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels,​ in addition to multiple marine police and fire rescue boats from local jurisdictions.

An unmanned canoe sits in Stamford Harbor, Conn. The Coast Guard searched for the owner with negative results until sunset, at which time the search was suspended. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard)
An unmanned canoe sits in Stamford Harbor, Conn. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard)

The boat​ crews arrived on scene at 12:36 p.m. and began​ search efforts for a possible person in the water. All units searched with negative results until sunset, at which time the search was suspended.

Anyone with information regarding the possible whereabouts of the owner are encouraged to contact​ the​ Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center at (203) 468-4421.

The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., poses for a group photo in front of the unit's helicopter hangar. Air Station Atlantic City crewmembers operate and maintain MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and carry out missions such as homeland security, law enforcement, and search and rescue. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen
The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., poses for a group photo in front of the unit’s helicopter hangar.
Air Station Atlantic City crewmembers operate and maintain MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and carry out missions such as homeland security, law enforcement, and search and rescue.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen (archive).

-USCG-

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