Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for 2 fishermen near Fairfield, Conn.

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester)

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester

NEW YORK – Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for two missing individuals near Fairfield, Conn., Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center were notified by the Fairfield Police Department at approximately 7:45 a.m., that six people fishing near Penfield Reef were swept out to sea.

A Fairfield Marine Unit rescued four of the six people. However, the others could not be located.

The command center issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) and launched a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station New Haven aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium.

The two men are Hispanic and in their mid-20s.

Assisting in the search are:

  • A Coast Guard Station New Haven boatcrew
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew
  • Fairfield Police Department Marine Unit
  • Bridgeport Fire Department Marine Unit

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Coast Guard command center at 203-468-4401.

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