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.