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Milford Fire Department Rescues Two From Water During Training Exercise

MILFORD – The fire department rescued two people who were clinging to a buoy off Silver Sands State Beach Tuesday afternoon during a water rescue training drill.

The department said that while several of its firefighters were being trained to use jet skis in water rescue and beach deployment situations a bystander on the shore pointed out two people who were clinging to a buoy marker about 500 feet offshore.

The firefighters on the jet skis responded and picked up the two people, who were not injured but tired from fighting against the current that had swept them out to sea. They told firefighters that they had been walking on the sandbar while the tide was coming in...