Person, Dog Rescued from Mud in Westport

Westport firefighters rescued a person and his or her dog from the mud in the Saugatuck River on Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to the Saugatuck River after getting a report of a person stuck in the mud around 5:30 p.m.

Crews arrived on scene and reported one person and their dog were stuck in approximately one to two inches of mud.

Firefighters said they used an inflatable rapid deployment craft to enter the mud and reach the person.

The person and their dog were freed from the mud and were brought to safety by firefighters and police officers on shore, fire officials said.

Emergency medical personnel evaluated the person and the dog was evaluated by Westport Animal Control.

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