5:22pm–#Fairfield Connecticut–Firefighters were called for a water rescue first at reef near the South Benson Boat Marina at 471 Turney Road. Firefighters thoroughly checked the area and found no boats on the reef. A short time later firefighters received a call from Sea Tow, a private boat rescue company was out with the boat at “Sunken Island” at the end of Fairfield Beach Road. A nearby homeowner told me this was only the second large boat he has know to get caught up and that they had to be from out of the area, it turns out the were from New York.
Police and fire boats were not able to get too close to the boat otherwise they would get caught too. Firefighter had to paddle out in a flat bottomed boat. The boat continued to run the generator and a quantity of carbon monoxide was detected by the firefighters and police were called on board to ensure the captain would turn the generator off , drop anchor and wait until the high tide lifted the boat. A significant of police, fire from surrounding areas as well as the Coast Guard assisted. Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood coordinated the efforts.