Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Haddam Meadows State Park, CT

A Coast Guard Station New London 45 foot Response Boat-Medium

USCG File Photo

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a mariner that went missing in the Connecticut River near Haddam Meadows State Park, Sunday afternoon.

Missing is a 17-year old male.

He dove into the water after another member in his party struggled to get to shore. He did not resurface. He was wearing black shorts, no shirt, and no lifejacket.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound were notified by Westport Police Department that the swimmer had gone into the Connecticut River to provide assistance.

Sector watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, and launched Coast Guard Station New London.

Agencies involved in the search include:

  • Coast Guard Station New London
  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
  • Connecticut State Police
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Haddam Fire Department
  • Haddam Police Department
  • Chester Fire Department Marine Unit

If anyone has information regarding this case, please call Sector Long Island Sound at 203-468-4401.

Before heading out on the water all mariners are reminded to have a proper fitting lifejacket prior to getting in the water.

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