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Woman Rescued After Falling Overboard

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ The Coast Guard says it has rescued a woman who fell overboard off New London and apparently separated her shoulder.

The Coast Guard says the woman was wearing a life jacket when she fell into the water while the boat was at anchor at about 1 p.m. on Monday. But the Coast Guard says she couldn’t pull herself back onto the boat because she was injured.

The agency says one of their rescue boat crews was able to pull the woman from the water about 15 minutes after they were called. She was treated by medical workers, who met her at the New London State Pier when she came to shore.

The Coast Guard didn’t release the woman’s name.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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