Dangerous week on The Sound: Accidents spark discussion on safe boating

This week, in the wake of several serious accidents on Long Island Sound we focus on boating safety tips and state regulations. HAN Editorial Director John Kovach joins Kate to discuss some of the week’s biggest stories — including Connecticut politicians reacting to Orlando shootings, Shelton superintendent’s letter on the Conklin posthumous diploma, a new job for Bill Finch and more. Watch the show below:

CT Pulse highlights safe boating this week, following a rash of accidents off Connecticut’s shores.

In one incident  two men were found dead and a woman and child were found alive but treated for hypothermia on the shores of Long Island, after they left Hammonassett State Beach in Madison Sunday evening, with a kayak and a paddleboard.

In a separate incident, another man is presumed dead but missing after U.S. Coast Guard and emergency officials had to call off a search. Shigemune Mori, 32, who was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and no life jacket. Another man with Mori was able to swim to shore when the raft capsized off of Seaside Park, officials said.

On Tuesday this week,Milford firefighters located a man who had been stranded on Charles Island Tuesday and brought him to safety, who swam there from a boat in distress. 

Finally, What could have been a tragic story in Greenwich turned into a successful rescue. Greenwich Police Marine officers rescued five boaters on a vessel taking on water off Rye Playland on Sunday. The boat went down in just 5 minutes after the rescue, officials said.

We hear from two experts on boating safety and regulations that could save your life.

John Kovach and Kate Czaplinski later discuss some of the week’s biggest news stories.

Finally, Cartoonist Doug Smith gives his take on the week’s news.

CT Pulse is hosted by Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher, both former Connecticut newspaper editors. Josh is HAN’s executive producer and Kate is news director. Watch it live, Wednesday’s at 12:30.

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