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Summer’s start brings trouble on the water

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Marine police and the Coast Guard responded to mishaps on the water, some fatal, around the country during the first weekend of summer.

Officials in Stamford, Conn., responded Saturday evening to a powerboat that capsized off of Cove Island Park, ejecting the owner and trapping two others inside the vessel.

Click here for a press conference by Capt. Raul Camejo of the Connecticut Environmental Conservation police.

A 57-year-old woman from South Jordan, Utah, was killed, two women in their 20s are missing and others are injured after a powerboat hit a houseboat and flipped on Lake Powell.

Authorities say 59-year-old Adrian Jackman was driving the boat when he apparently became distracted by his child passengers and crashed Thursday morning near Dangling Rope Marina in southern Utah.

Nobody on the houseboat was injured.

Click here for a report by KUTV News and click here for a report by KMVT News.

Back in Connecticut, six people were rescued from a sinking boat off Waterford on the Long Island Sound on Saturday afternoon after the captain said he hit a submerged object.

No one was injured and there was no fuel leak, when the 63-foot sportfisherman nearly sank before salvors with pumps towed it to shore.

Click here for that report.

In the Midwest, the Coast Guard rescued a 63-year-old man Sunday in Lake Erie after he had been reported overdue the previous day.

The Ohio man was found hanging onto the overturned hull of his 16-foot boat after 14 hours in the water.

Click here for the full Coast Guard report.

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