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Search off Stratford, Conn. for missing man

July 20, 2012
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STRATFORD, Conn.—Emergency responders are looking for a man who may have been swept from a sandbar into Long Island sound near Stratford.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/M1jWip) that a Coast Guard spokesman says the man is reported missing off Short Beach near the mouth of the Housatonic River. The Coast Guard is using boats, a helicopter and search plane to try to find him.

Authorities said the search began about 9:20 p.m. Friday.

Stratford police and firefighters, including the fire department's marine rescue boat, also are involved. The Milford fire department also is bringing a boat to the area.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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