Man Thrown From Shelton Bridge Early Thanksgiving Morning

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.

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