Kayakers Rescued after Capsizing in Rough Waters on Long Island Sound

Two Stamford kayakers were taken to the hospital on Sunday afternoon after their kayak capsized in rough waters in the area of Wallacks Point, a private community on Long Island Sound.

Stamford Fire Dept said in a release they responded to a 911 call and arrived to find a woman struggling in the water about 20 feet from the rocks.

The Fire Dept said the current brought the woman to shore and she was immediately assisted by Stamford EMS.

“The woman, suffering the effects of hypothermia, advised that her husband was still unaccounted for and provided a description and his last known location in the water,” the Fire Dept said.

The US Coast Guard was notified and a search was initiated out on the water using the Stamford Fireboat and a rigid-hulled inflatable boat. Also, a search along the immediate coastline was conducted by Stamford Fire and Police personnel.

The husband’s kayak was located along the shore, and fishing poles and a backpack were located out in the water.

At 12:37 pm the male victim was located in the water by firefighters searching the rocky shoreline, and he was removed from the water two minutes later. Firefighters began life-saving efforts with Stamford EMS.

The couple was transported to Stamford Hospital. The incident is under investigation by the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.