Person rescued after car goes into Quinebaug River in Killingly; Lifestar responds


KILLINGLY, Conn. (WTNH) — First responders were on scene at Quinebaug River in Killingly Saturday afternoon after a vehicle went into the water.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m., Connecticut State Police said troopers were called to 77 Water St. on the report of a vehicle in the Quinebaug River.

South Killingly Fire, Danielson Fire and Lifestar also responded to the scene.

In a post on Facebook Sunday, CSP said of the incident, “Sergeant Ericson was first on scene and scaled down the fence with a bystander to stabilize the male who was up to his chest in water. FD arrived and was able to extricate him from the vehicle. The driver was airlifted from the scene to due to preexisting conditions. Everyone is expected to make a full recovery.”

There is no word on the extent of injuries or cause of the crash.

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