Rescuers suspend search for possible missing paddleboarder in Greenwich

GREENWICH —  The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a potentially lost person in the water off of Greenwich.

The Coast Guard said a person found a paddle board without any markings around 5:50 p.m. Thursday between Calf Island and Shell Island.

“Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck launched a response boat and located an oar, approximately 1/4 mi southwest of Calf Island,” Coast Guard said. “Greenwich Police Department also launched a response boat to search.”

No one was reported missing or seen in distress, but without any other information the Coast Guard deployed two boats, a helicopter and a plane in an attempt to find the potentially lost paddleboarder. They suspended the search about 7 a.m. Friday morning, pending further information.  In their news release, they said:

“The Coast Guard advises the public to register and label all watercraft and equipment with contact information in order to quickly account for owners and prevent any unnecessary searches.”

Anyone with information on the owner of the paddle board is asked to contact the Coast Guard at 203-468-4444.