MADISON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – Coast Guard crews searched by sea and air off the coast of Madison after two separate reports of distress flares late Wednesday night, before the search was suspended late Thursday morning.

The reports came in around 10:40 p.m., according to Coast Guard Lieutenant Alaina Fagan in New Haven. The Madison and Clinton Fire Departments were also part of the operation.

The search area was about nine miles long and five miles wide.


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