Missing Swimmer Rescued in Long Island Sound Off Groton

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A person who jumped or fell off a sailboat off Groton Sunday is safe after spending about 90 minutes in the water, according to authorities.

Police and fire dive teams began a water search for the person Sunday evening.

According to authorities, the person jumped or fell from a sailboat between the Connecticut shoreline and Fisher's Island and had not been seen for some time.

Crews began a search for the missing person but were challenged by strong winds and 2-3 foot swells in the search area.

The missing person was found near the mouth of the Mystic River and pulled aboard a civilian boat, according to officials.

The person spent about 90 minutes in the water, officials said.

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