SHELTON, Conn. — The state's Environmental Conservation Police are seeking help in locating a boat that may have been hit a kayak and tossed the man aboard it into the Housatonic River last week in Shelton.
On Thursday, May 11, between 8 and 10 p.m., a man was kayaking on the lower Housatonic River in the area of Wooster Island off Southbank Park in Shelton, near red channel marker #68, when he was possibly struck by another vessel, EnCon police said.
The man was thrown into the water, sustaining injuries to his lower body, and was forced to swim to shore, EnCon police.
The other boat involved was 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 on the river that evening.
Surveillance footage was secured from the closest boat launch, Sunnyside Boat Launch, and two vehicles and vessels of interest were spotted.
One vehicle is a dark-colored Chevy Silverado Z71 towing a White Lund Tyee. The second 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.
Anyone who has any information on the two vehicles/vessels is asked to contact the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Emergency Dispatch at 860-424-3333.