4 Rescued From Sinking Boat in Westport

Four people were rescued from a sinking boat near Peck’s Ledge Lighthouse in Westport Tuesday.

Westport police said they responded to the call around 2:30 p.m. Responding units found a small aluminum boat partially submerged with four men clinging to it. Two of the men did not have life jackets on and none of them were properly dressed for the conditions, police said.

Police rescued the men from the water and handed them off to a Norwalk Fire Department Boat. The men were taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment. The officers also pumped the water out of the boat to prevent it from sinking, then towed it back to the shore in Norwalk.

More information about the victims’ conditions was not immediately available.

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