NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:
The Norwalk Fire Department’s Marine Division responded to a 30 foot sailboat in distress, Thursday evening, after a high wind and heavy rain squall hit Norwalk around 7pm. The sailboat was returning to Norwalk via the east channel, when it’s sail was ripped by the high winds and the vessel was blown a ground off Grassy Island.
Firefighters were able to pick two female passengers and two dogs and return them to shore, while two males on board were going to wait for the tide to come in enough to re-float their vessel. Low tide was at 8:45 pm.
The vessel had power for radio communication and a cell phone to maintain communication with the Coast Guard and Firefighters, if any issues arose while they waited for the tide.
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