Just before 8pm Friday night Fairfield first responders received a call of a kayaker in distress about a mile off Penfield Beach.  One kayaker did come to the man’s aid but had trouble bringing him ashore.  Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola told us that his assistant Firefighter McDaniel, a former Coast Guard member was able to raise a small Coast Guard vessel on the radio, that happened to be working  in the area.  The two men appear to be in good condition after being in the water for over an hour, maybe slightly dehydrated.   They were taken ashore on board the Fairfield Police Boat.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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