Stamford

Danbury Man Dies After Kayak Capsizes on Long Island Sound

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A 22-year-old Danbury man has died after the kayak he and his wife were in capsized in Long Island Sound in Stamford Sunday afternoon.

(Stamford, Ct) – At 11:59 pm the Stamford Fire Department responded to the area of 160 Wallacks Drive for a 9-1-1 report...

Posted by Stamford Fire Department on Sunday, April 26, 2020

Crews said they responded to a report of someone in a kayak in trouble around noon.

A woman was found approximately 20 feet from the rocks in the area of 160 Wallace Ave., according to fire officials. She told crews that she didn't know where her husband was and described to them his last known location in the water.

Fire officials and the U.S. Coast Guard searched for the man and found the two-person kayak the couple was in along the shore with fishing poles and a backpack in the water early on in the search, crews said.

Firefighters found the man, Arpi Oscar Castillo, about 40 minutes after the initial call to crews.

Fire officials said they then performed "life-saving efforts" on the man before he and his wife were transported to the hospital.

He later died, officials said.

The woman has hypothermia as a result of the incident.

An investigation by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is currently underway.

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