Police: Everyone safe after distress beacon goes off

Officials say they spent three hours searching after receiving a distress signal from the area of New Canaan and Old Boston Post roads.

Officials say they spent three hours searching after receiving a distress signal from the area of New Canaan and Old Boston Post roads. (1/20/16)

WILTON - Wilton police say everyone is safe this morning after a state distress beacon was set off last night.

Officials say they spent three hours searching after receiving a distress signal from the area of New Canaan and Old Boston Post roads.

Police were ready to search with a boat and divers and even sought to send a chopper, however the weather did not cooperate.

Wilton police say everyone in the area was safe and accounted for. They concluded the beacon was either set off by accident or had a low battery.  

 

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