12-Year-Old Rescued From Capsized Canoe in New London

By Ari Mason
|  Monday, May 5, 2014  |  Updated 8:03 PM EDT
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12-Year-Old Rescued From Capsized Canoe in New London

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A 12-year-old girl is recovering after she was rescued from the water off the coast of Ocean Beach in New London, where her canoe overturned Sunday, according to the Coast Guard.

A bystander reported the incident around 6:30 p.m. Sunday and said two people in the canoe appeared to be in distress, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard sent a rescue helicopter and boat to the scene, and crewmembers from a nearby passenger ferry threw the girl a life ring and pulled her aboard. She was not wearing a lifejacket and was treated for shock and hypothermia, the Coast Guard said.

The second passenger turned out to be the girl’s dog, which a Good Samaritan found on shore and returned to its owners, the Coast Guard said.

The girl has not been identified. Her condition is unknown.

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