Distressed Kayaker Rescued in Long Island Sound

Suffolk County police, along with the United States Coast Guard, rescued a 60-year-old Connecticut woman who was thrown into the Long Island Sound after her kayak tipped over Saturday morning, police said.

Martha Bailey’s kayak tipped over around 10:50 a.m. She made a radio notification and activated a position beacon, police said, which prompted authorities to initiate a search effort.

Suffolk Police Aviation Section officers, along with a flight paramedic, responded in a Suffolk police helicopter and, at 11:08 a.m., successfully located Bailey’s position. She was seen hanging on to her kayak and wearing a lifejacket.

The helicopter crew directed Marine Delta and the Coast Guard vessel to her location. The two units arrived and she was taken aboard the Coast Guard vessel and transported to their New Haven station for medical evaluation.