Coast Guard Recovers Body, Continues Search for Second Missing Boater

Connecticut – Coast Guard rescue crews have found one of the two missing boaters during a multi-agency search that began after their 19-foot boat was reported overdue from Clinton Harbor, Conn., at 3:00 a.m. today. The boat was found overturned approximately four miles outside of Clinton Harbor around 5:30 a.m. today.

The body of Irina Shryner, 44, was located by a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., and recovered by the Coast Guard Cutter Chinook small boat rescue crew about four miles south of the overturned vessel around 3:30 p.m.

Shryner was immediately transferred to a Coast Guard Station New Haven 41-foot rescue boat that transported her to shore where Clinton police and a local medical examiner was waiting.

The woman was found wearing a life jacket.

The Coast Guard Cutter Chinook, Coast Guard rescue boat crews from Station New Haven and Station New London, and rescue crews from Clinton, Guilford, Madison, Westbrook, Department of Environmental Police, State Police, and Southold, N.Y. continue the search for the second boater. In addition to water and shoreline searches, a Coast Guard rescue helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City, a rescue jet from Air Station Cape Cod, a Suffolk County New York helicopter and Connecticut State Police helicopter Trooper One are participating in the search efforts. The 106th Air National Guard Rescue Wing from Westhampton, N.Y. will be conducting searches this evening.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this tragedy,” said Captain Daniel Ronan, Commander Sector Long Island Sound. “We will continue our intensive air and sea search for the second missing boater.”

The Coast Guard reminds all boaters to file a float plan by letting someone know where you will be and what time you will be back.

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