99-Year-Old Man Reported Missing in Sound Died Years Ago: Officials

NBC Connecticut

A search for a person overboard in the waters off Milford, Connecticut was called off Wesnesday night after rescue crews learned the man reported missing actually died seven years ago.

Milford police, firefighters and the U.S. Coast Guard were all searching for a man in the Long Island Sound off of Merwin Avenue on Wednesday night after a 70-year-old man claimed he was onboard with his 99-year-old father when the elderly father fell off.

A bystander on shore said there was a boater in distress on the Sound around 6:15 p.m., officials said.

Shortly after the rescue was launched, authorities found out the man's father had died seven years ago and determined the man who called in the report has an undisclosed medical issue.

The search was called off at 8:45 p.m. and the man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation.

Police did not say whether they will file charges.

No injuries were reported and the boat did not have any issues.

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