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Boating Tips

Boating Tips

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Milford police say a kayaker was ion distress and later released safe boating tips
Milford police say a kayaker was ion distress and later released safe boating tips

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Published by: Helen Bennett on Jun 13, 2013
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MILFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT - CRIME PREVENTION UNIT · 430 BOSTON POST ROAD · MILFORD, CONNECTICUT 06460 (203) 874-2366 or email cpu@ci.milford.ct.us

For Immediate Release Date: Contact: June 13, 2013 Officer Jeffrey Nielsen - Press Information Officer

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUSIVE OF RECENT EVENTS OR ARRESTS CAUTION: USE OF THIS INFORMATION SHOULD BE AT YOUR DISCRETION, SOME NAMES AND ADDRESSES MAY NOT BE ACCURATE AT THE TIME OF THIS RELEASE.

On June 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm, the Milford Police Department received a complaint regarding a boater in distress in the Long Island Sound near Charles Island. Members of the Milford Police Department’s and Milford Fire Department’s Marine Units responded to the area. Members of the Milford Police Department’s Marine Unit located a 47 year old male in the water holding onto a kayak which he was unable to get back into. The subject was shaking and complaining of leg cramps. Police Officers retrieved the male from the water and transported him to shore. Members of the Milford Fire Department evaluated him and transported him to local hospital for further treatment. The Milford Fire Department assisted with the removal and storage of the kayak. The male had originally launched the kayak from Gulf Beach and indicated a wave caused his kayak to overturn. He was not wearing a lifejacket at the time. The water temperature was approximately 63 degrees. With the boating season upon us, the Milford Police Department provides the following safety considerations for water sport enthusiasts.         Consider your skill level prior to going out. Wear a lifejacket. Wear proper clothing that will assist in floatation and keeping you warm. Have the proper equipment related to your activity. Carry a whistle or other sounding device. Consider weather and sea conditions prior to engaging in your activity. Stay close to shore. Always leave a float plan with someone ashore. Provide locations as well as departure and return times. ###

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