OVERTURNED BOAT IN THE HOUSATONIC RIVER
At apporximately 1400hrs companies 1, 4, and 5 were dispatched to the Housatonic River (Area of Indian Wells State Park) to assist Oxford Fire with a capsized boat. Upon arrival, crews were directed to deploy Marine 1 and begin searching up river for a elderly male who had fallen into the river. Shelton units remained on scene for 5 hours to aid with search efforts.
Units operating on scene: Car 5, 102, Squad 5, Truck 9, Marine 1, Marine 4, Truck 40, Rescue 45, Shelton EMS, DEEP, Derby FD, Derby EMS, Oxford FD, Seymour FD, Newtown FD, Stratford FD, CT State Police, US Coast Guard