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Coast Guard, good samaritan rescue 3 from boat capsized near Stratford

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NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after their boat capsized near Stratford.

At around 2:30 p.m., a Good Samaritan called the Coast Guard command center and said three people were in the water near the mouth of the Housatonic River.

Coast Guard crew members nearby found two sailors clinging to the hull of the boat. The third had been rescued by the Good Samaritan.

None of the three were wearing life-jackets. The Coast Guard crew brought all three safely aboard and took them to Milford Police Department, who then took them to Milford Harbor.

“These are three extremely lucky mariners, who should have all been wearing life jackets,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Dustin James, a Coast Guard operations specialist in a statement release this afternoon. “This may have ended much worse if help wasn’t nearby.”

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