Firefighters rescue 3 after canoe overturns

DoingItLocal reports that at about 10:45 pm Friday firefighters and police dive teams were dispatched to the Indian Wells State Park in Shelton for a report of an overturned canoe in the Housatonic River.

Firefighters from Derby and Seymour also assisted in the rescue.

Two victims were located about 20 minutes into the search and the third person was located a short time later and transported to the hospital Lieutenant Kevin McCue from the Shelton Fire Department told Doing It Local.

According to the radio reports the last victim was near 34 Birch Bank Road, a considerable distance from the launch area.

Jim Shay