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Man Rescued From Pequonnock

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A sign outside Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

A sign outside Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Public safety officials say police and firefighters have rescued one person from the Pequonnock River near the Bridgeport train station.

Two civilians alerted Metropolitan Transportation Authority police officers that there was a body in the water shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday. Bridgeport police officers and firefighters launched boats and located the victim floating face up just south of the bridge on Stratford Avenue.

Rescuers who pulled the man aboard one of the boats detected signs of life. Medics began emergency resuscitation efforts and took the victim to Bridgeport Hospital.

There was no immediate information on the man’s condition on Saturday afternoon.

Authorities did not release his identity.

Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer did not immediately return a call for information on how the man ended up in the river.

 

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