Missing boaters rescued in Old Saybrook

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — The two people who were missing off of a boat in Long Island Sound have been rescued Sunday night.

The Old Saybrook Fire Department says the Goshen Fire Department rescued both people from the water one-quarter mile off of the Old Saybrook Coast. Officials say they are safe.

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The Old Saybrook Fire Department received a call around 8:13 p.m. that two people were in the water and being swept out to sea. A woman fell off of a boat with ten people aboard off of the Old Saybrook Coast near Bell 8 in Long Island Sound. The Captain of the boat went into the water after her. It was dark outside and the boat and the people in the water were separated. Neither people in the water had a life jacket on.

Fire boats from Westbrook Fire, Old Lyme Fire, Clinton Fire, Niantic Fire, and Goshen Fire from Waterford all joined in the search. A US Coast Guard boat also arrived to assist. Air assists from the Connecticut State Police and USCG were enroute.

At 10:01 p.m., nearly two hours into the search, the Goshen Fire Boat located and rescued the people in the water approximately one-quarter mile off of the Old Saybrook lighthouse in Long Island Sound. Those rescued are safe and were evaluated by EMS at the Command Post. No injuries were reported.

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