Thea Digiammerino

Woman Dies After Being Pulled From West River in New Haven

A woman has died after being pulled from the water in New Haven Thursday.

Director of Emergency Operations Rick Fontana said a woman was found floating by the West River Bridge over Chapel Street around 2:46 p.m. and a bystander jumped in to help until emergency responders arrived.

Police have identified her as a 37-year-old West Haven woman.

She was treated at the scene and taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for further treatment, where she died. She has not been publicly identified, but police said her family identified her. She was a known drug user and had been estranged from her family, according to police.

Police said there are no signs of trauma or foul play.

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