No One Was in Boat When It Overturned in Thompson: Officials

Emergency crews searched the waters behind 1017 Riverside Drive in Thompson after receiving reports of canoe or kayak overturning, but learned that no one was in the boat when it drifted into the water.

"Scene under control (no one was in the water) Dive Team is returning," Bungay Fire in West Woodstock tweeted.

Two boys were out fishing at dusk on Tuesday. The boat started taking on water as the boys were unloading it, the boat drifted into the water and the boys did not notify authorities, according to officials at the scene.

Someone noticed the boat around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Community Fire Co. of North Grosvenordale, the Quinebaug Fire Department and Woodstock Dive Team began searching the water and land. 

After searching for around 90 minutes, a resident told search teams about boys who had been fishing, so the boys then talked to authorities, who were then confiident that no one was in the boat when it floated away. 

The scene is now clear.

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