Boater Missing off Bridgeport, CT

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Coast Guard crews were searching in the vicinity of Seaside Park, Connecticut, on Sunday evening, June 12, after watchstanders at Sector Long Island Sound command center received a report from the Bridgeport Police Department of a person in the water wearing a white T-shirt and no life jacket.

It was reported that at approximately 4:30 p.m., 2 men entered the water from a 14’ inflatable raft. One male was able to swim to shore but lost sight of the other person in the water.

A Coast Guard Station New Haven, 45’ Response Boat-Medium and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod were launched to search for the missing person.

Bridgeport and Fairfield Fire Departments also assisting with the search.