Coast Guard Investigating Sunken Boat Near Lighthouse Point

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    A boat sunk off Lighthouse

    A sunken boat found a few hundred yards off Lighthouse Point in New Haven might have been abandoned for awhile, according to divers who responded to the scene.

    The Coast Guard is investigating. They said on Thursday morning that they had no indication that anyone is in the boat, which has an old Rhode Island registration.

    Divers said there is a lot of vegetation in the cabin, so the boat might have been abandoned and underwater for awhile.

    Divers from the New Haven Fire Department are assisting in the investigation, but it is too dangerous to go in while the vessel is underwater, so the boat will be towed.

    More information will be posted once it becomes available.

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