Emergency crews searched the water at Riverside Park in Hartford on Thursday morning after receiving reports of a swimmer in distress, but did not find anyone.
Someone who was driving on Interstate 84 called authorities 7:52 a.m. to report a swimmer in distress near the Bulkeley Bridge, so crews from the Hartford Fire Department responded and Hartford Marine One was launched.
After sweeping the area and going as far south as Wethersfield Cove, they did not find anyone.
Kayakers in the area told authorities did not see anyone in distress.
Crews had left the scene at 9:30 a.m.