Shelton police rescued a man from the Housatonic River early Thursday morning after he was hurled from the Derby-Shelton Bridge during an altercation.
Shelton police and fire responded around 1 a.m. Thursday to reports of a man in the river. An officer swam out to the man, who was suffering from serious injuries, and pulled him ashore. The victim was then taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Police did not say whether they had arrested or identified a suspect, nor did they specify the victim’s condition as of Thursday.
The man was thrown from the five-span concrete arch bridge following an altercation, police believe. Shelton detectives also believe there were witnesses to the incident, and are asking them to come forward and call 203-924-1544.