Stamford crews rescue boat after passengers scream for help

September 23, 2018

STAMFORD — Emergency teams rescued Saturday night a boat from Stamford Harbor after residents heard the passengers screaming for help.

Residents of the Palmer’s Landing condo complex called 911 after they heard the passengers yelling “We need help,” as their boat floated near the hurricane barrier in the harbor, according to the Stamford Fire Department.

The 40-foot-boat had an engine problem and had been drifting for about an hour before emergency crews arrived. City of Stamford Fire Boat Unit 236 helped the vessel dock.

The boat was undamaged, the fire department said.

Police, Emergency Medical Services and several fire units from the East Side, Waterside, Woodside and Central firehouses assisted.

Crews got the call just after 11:15 p.m. and saved the boat before midnight.

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