Officials: Crews in Norwalk, Stamford respond to multiple boat rescues
Multiple people are safe after water rescues in western Connecticut.
Two known incidents happened in Norwalk, with another happening in Stamford.
Norwalk police say its marine unit rescued 10 people Sunday after their boat ran aground.
Police say officers also helped bring a vessel to safety Sunday after it lost power.
Then in Stamford, another boat ran aground near Smith’s Reef Sunday. Firefighters say they brought one person in for a medical issue — their condition is not known.
In light of these incidents, here are a few reminders from first responders when it comes to boating safety.
- You must have a life jacket for every person onboard.
- Life jackets must be worn by children under 13, unless below deck or in a cabin.
- You should also have a throwable device, flares and a fire extinguisher handy.
- It's also a good idea to have a VHF radio.