Crews Search for 2 Men Missing in Housatonic River

News 12 CT

Emergency crews are searching for two men missing in the Housatonic River in New Milford Wednesday.

Police on scene told News 12 CT said two men in their 20s are missing after trying to swim in the river.

New Milford police said the men, who are from the Bronx, were part of a group picnicking in a recreational area off Route 7. One of the men began to struggle while swimming and the second tried to help. They were both swept away and have not been found, police said.

Crews from Sherman, New Milford, Gaylordsville, Kent, Washington and the Goshen dive team have all responded.

Connecticut State Police and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Environmental Conversation Police are also on scene.

No other details were immediately available.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Authorities initially said the rescue was taking place in Sherman, but later clarified that the location is New Milford near the Kent line. The story above has been updated to reflect this.

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