Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in water in Long Island Sound

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo

NEW HAVEN, Conn – The Coast Guard suspended their search Friday morning for a possible person in the water following the report of an unmanned adrift paddle board approximately a quarter mile southwest of Calf Island, Connecticut.

The search began Thursday evening when watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received notification of the white and blue paddle board with no identifiable markings.

No one was reported missing or in distress in the area.

Assets included in the search:

  • A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck
  • A 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Neck
  • An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • An HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Greenwich Police Department

The Coast Guard’s search will remain suspended pending the development of new information.

The Coast Guard advises the public to register and label all watercraft and equipment with contact information in order to quickly account for owners and prevent any unnecessary searches.

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