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Norwalk Police, Fire Tow Distressed Boat To Safety

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk marine police and fire personnel responded to a United States Coast Guard call Saturday afternoon and towed a disabled boat out of trouble, police said.

A Norwalk fire boat responded to a distress call from a 21-foot sailboat that had broken its mast, causing it to lose its sail and rigging, unable to move or steer, police said.

The fire boat raced to the scene 1.5 miles south of Greens Ledge on the west side of Sheffield Island, about two miles off the Norwalk coast, police reported.

The sail boat was operated by two female sailors when it became disabled in approximately 100 feet of water, police said.

The fire boat assisted the U.S. Coast Guard by stabilizing the distressed boat and towing it into Sheffield Harbor. Once the rigging and sails were secured, police towed it to Norwalk's Cove Marina, with fire personnel providing assistance, police reported.

No injuries were reported.

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