WFD: Stranded kayakers rescued from Delano Island on Black River

Date: 08/24/2021
Time: 1944Hrs
Incident: Water Rescue, Stranded Kayakers
Location: Delano Island, Eastern Blvd. Watertown NY 13601
Companies Responding: Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Truck 1 and Chief 3

The Watertown Fire Department, Watertown Police and Guilfoyle Ambulance were
called out to a water rescue located on Delano Island, between Eastern Blvd. and
Ridge Road. When crews arrived, they found that a mother and daughter in a single kayak had capsized after underestimating the current and were able to get to Delano Island with no way to cross back. Neither were injured however they were frightened and chose not to reenter the water. The Fire Department deployed their rescue boats from the Marble St. access site and were able to safely bring mother, daughter and kayak back to shore.

Battalion Chief Andrew Denney