Fatal Stamford Accident Raises Concern Over Response Time

GreenwichTime.com: The arrival of Stamford emergency responders to a fatal boating accident 4 minutes after a crew from Oyster Bay, New York, raced across Long Island Sound has raised questions about the city’s readiness on the water.

The cause of the late-night July 22 accident that killed New Rochelle, New York, firefighter Keith Morris, 30, is under investigation. Morris drowned after his 27’ Sea Ray slammed into the east breakwall at the entrance to Stamford Harbor. Two passengers were thrown from the boat and picked up by the crew from Oyster Bay and 2 others were trapped in the hull of the capsized boat.

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