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EnCon Police Looking For Boater Who ‘Possibly’ Hit Person

by Press Release | May 19, 2017 4:35 pm

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Posted to: Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton

The following press release was issued by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection at 4:25 p.m. Friday:

“Connecticut’s EnCon Police seek assistance in locating a boat that may have been responsible for striking a kayaker in Shelton last week.

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. a man was kayaking on the lower Housatonic River in the area of Wooster Island off Southbank Park, Shelton, near red channel marker #68, when he was possibly struck by another vessel.

The male victim was thrown into the water, sustaining injuries to his lower body, and was forced to swim to shore. The evading vessel is described by the victim as a dark colored aluminum boat (possibly black and gray or camo) with an outboard motor.

Numerous boats of similar description were reported to be on the river that evening. Surveillance footage was secured from the closest boat launch, Sunnyside Boat Launch, and two vehicles / vessels of interest where observed.

One vehicle is a dark colored Chevy Silverado Z71 towing a White Lund Tyee and the second vehicle is a charcoal gray with two tone silver, Ford F150 with a bed cap, towing an olive green aluminum boat with New York state registration.

If anyone has any information on the two vehicles/vessels please contact DEEP Emergency Dispatch at (860) 424-3333.

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