Stratford fire and police officials responded to two water emergencies Saturday, according to a post on the fire department's Facebook page.
At about 4:45 p.m., the 's Marine Rescue 1 handled the first call in which a boat with three adults and one child was found in distress in the area of the lighthouse. The boat was experiencing motor issues and was assisted back to the Birdseye Boat Launch.
While returning to the dock, Marine Rescue 1 was waved down by another boat in distress, which the handled.
On its Facebook page, the department posted the following: "Both marine units do their best to respond to emergencies in a safe and efficient manner. The PD marine unit arrives first to many incidents as well. We are fortunate to have two available marine units in town to be able to handle the multiple water emergencies that occur in the waters in and around the Town of Stratford."