Canoe flips in Housatonic River, two rescued in Shelton


SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — On the first day of Winter, two men were rescued after their canoe flipped in the freezing water in the Housatonic River Saturday afternoon.

Fire officials said they responded around 4 p.m. Saturday to reports of two victims clinging to their boat in the Housatonic River. They were 450 feet offshore.

Shelton FD reported in a post on Facebook that their Marine Unit “donned cold water immersion suits and utilized a local residents row boat to reach the two males in the water.”

Crews were able to pull one victim on board the boat and entered the water to rescue the other.

The victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Their condition is unknown.

DEEP is investigating the incident. The cause is unknown.

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