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Fairfield police rescue 7 people from boat taking in water near Penfield Reef

Seven people, including a child, were rescued by Fairfield police Tuesday night as their vessel took in water near Penfield Reef.

Tim O'Shea

May 22, 2024, 4:10 PM

Updated 30 days ago

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Seven people, including a child, were rescued by Fairfield police Tuesday night as their vessel took in water near Penfield Reef.
Fairfield police say they received a call around 9:36 p.m. from a stranded boat that was taking in water and was without electricity.
The Fairfield Police Marine Unit located the boat near Penfield Reef and transferred the occupants onto a police vessel.
Police then towed the disabled boat to the South Benson Marina.
The Fairfield Fire Department assisted in transporting the boat's occupants back to shore.
No injuries were reported.


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