Car Drives Off Pier

- FILE - Stamford Police (WTNH)

Stamford, Conn. (WTNH) – The Stamford Fire Department and the Greenwich Fire Department responded to a report of a car in the water.  On Thursday evening at 11:15 pm, Stamford 911 Emergency Communications Center first got the call that a vehicle drove off the pier at the O & G Industries plant at 72 Davenport Street.

When emergency crews arrived, they found a man in soaking wet clothing who told them he just escaped the vehicle.  He told officials that nobody else was in the vehicle, but the Stamford Fire Department divers entered the water anyway to verify.  It was then that the man said there “could” have been someone else in the vehicle with him but he was not sure.   After searching the vehicle that was under water, divers didn’t find anyone else inside.

Officials say this was still a great exercise for the Stamford Fire Department and the Greenwich Fire Department dive teams that just completed a joint training exercise.   This incident gave the opportunity to assess the response to such situations.

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