Norwich Kayaker in Distress
May 15, 2022 | CONNECTICUT RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent
Photo by WattsMarine 1 bringing the kayak and fishing equipment back.
Photo by WattsEngine 2 with Firefighter Jen Peabody.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.
While Engine 3 was extinguishing a brush fire on 5/10/2022, Squad A & Engine 2 responded to a kayaker in distress in the Thames River.
Battalion 1 established command in the Thamesview Apartments parking lot while Squad A deployed Marine 1. Engine 2 positioned at the end of Shipping Street and spotted the victim swimming back to shore.
Marine 1 was able to retrieve the kayak and fishing equipment for the owner. Laurel Hill deployed their UTV and was going to head down the railroad tracks but the patient walked up through the woods.