22-Year-Old Danbury Man Dies After Kayaking Trip in Rough Water
Tragic news to report this afternoon, as a young local man has died after a kayak he and his wife were operating capsized on Sunday afternoon (April 26).
According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), 22-year-old Arpi Oscar Castillo of Danbury succumbed to the injuries he sustained when the aforementioned kayak overturned in the rough waters of Long Island Sound just off of the coast of Stamford, CT.
A press release at StamfordFire.com says that the local fire department responded to the area of 160 Wallacks Drive in Stamford just before noon on Sunday after a 911 call reported there was "someone in a kayak in trouble."
When the first responders arrived, they were met by the 911 caller, who pointed them in the direction of Castillo's wife, who had been struggling. When she was located about 20-feet from the rocks behind the property at 130 Wallacks Dr., it was reportedly apparent that was suffering from hypothermia.
As the search for the woman's husband continued, their kayak was found along the shore.
By 12:37 PM, firefighters located Arpi Oscar Castillo and began what has been described as "life-saving efforts" along side Stamford EMS.
The couple was then transported to Stamford Hospital, where Castillo later died.
As of this writing, no updates on the woman's medical condition were readily available, and this incident currently remains under investigation of CT DEEP.