ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — Rocky Hill police and firefighters are responding to a car that reportedly drove into the Connecticut River at Ferry Park Tuesday night.
Police report that at 6:04 p.m., the Rocky Hill Police Department responded to Ferry Park for a report of a vehicle that had driven into the river.
First responders spotted the driver – the sole occupant of the vehicle – in the water clinging to a pylon about 50 feet out into the river. Fire officials say the river is about 16 feet deep at that point.
Two firefighters in cold water rescue suits entered, making their way to the victim. Officials say the victim was alert when brought to shore and transported to the hospital at 6:22 p.m.
The cause of the accident has not been detailed.