@FairfieldU–Firefighters from Fairfield rescued three Fairfield University students who drifted about one and a half miles from land Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson told me. He said they were very lucky to have made cellphone contact to rescues workers. The women were able to stay on the line and remained calm, assisting in helping locate them. Cellphone reception at sea can be very spotty.
At first it was thought they were at the point near St. Mary’s by the Sea and drifting out. The gusty winds quickly blew them further out past the lighthouse. None of the students were wearing any life preservers. There were no injuries.