Norwalk fire and police marine units, backed by the Coast Guard, scrambled Saturday in response to a report the a small fishing boat was sinking near Peck's Ledge Lighthouse.
The Fire Department's marine division received the distress call about 3:40 p.m. Saturday from a passing sail boat that a small fishing boat with the two people on board appeared to be sinking and they were using buckets to bail water from the vessel, which was spotted near Peck's Ledge Lighthouse.
As the fire unit responded, marine police and the Coast Guard also were notified, and each also dispatched units to the scene.
Units from Norwalk police and fire were first to arrive on the scene at 3:47 p.m., according to the report, and found two adults on the small skiff. The boat was sitting low in the water from the volume of water that it had taken on and was secured to the lighthouse maintenance ladder between two large rocks.
The boaters were taken on board the police board, while the fire unit pumped water from the fishing boat and towed it to the public dock at Veteran's Park.
No injuries were reported.
At the time of the incident, a small craft advisory was in effect for Long Island Sound because of the 20- to 30-knot east wind, producing 4-foot seas, and emergency officials remind boaters that weather can change quickly conditions quickly on the Sound.