Police seek assistance finding boat that may have struck kayak

Connecticut's EnCon Police are seeking assistance in locating a boat that may have struck a kayaker in Shelton last week.

The kayaker was paddling on the lower Housatonic River between 8 and 10 p.m. in the area of Wooster Island off Southbank Park, Shelton, on Thursday, May 11, when he was allegedly struck by another vessel. The kayaker was thrown into the water, injuring his lower body, and was forced to swim to shore.

He described the vessel as a dark-colored aluminum boat, possibly black and gray or "camo," with an outboard motor.

Connecticut's EnCon police are reviewing surveillance footage of boats that match the description. One such vehicle of interest is a dark-colored Chevy Silverado Z71 towing a white Lund Tyee. Another is a charcoal gray with two-tone silver Ford F-150, towing an olive green aluminum boat, with New York state registration.

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


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