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Clinging to a buoy

Station New Haven, Conn.
A kayaker was found clinging to a buoy after he capsized near Guilford, Conn. A Madison Fire Department marine unit found the man clinging to the No. 16 buoy near Faulkner’s Island and waving a white flag to signal for help. The distressed kayaker called Guilford emergency services from his cell phone reporting that his kayak had overturned near Jacob’s Beach. Rescue units from Coast Guard Station New Haven, Guilford Police and Fire Departments, and Branford and Madison Fire Departments conducted a search between Faulkner’s Island and Jacob’s Beach for the kayaker. The Madison Fire Department rescue crew transported the man and the kayak back to shore. The kayaker was wearing a life jacket. There were no reported injuries. (Aug. 7)

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