Three People Injured in Bridgeport Connecticut Harbor Crash

NEW YORK – Three people were injured after their boat crashed into a jetty in Bridgeport, Conn., at around 12 a.m., today.

A 26-foot pleasure boat reportedly sped into the east jetty of Bridgeport Harbor with four friends on board shortly after they departed from Bridgeport at around 12 a.m.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a distress call over marine band radio channel 16 shortly after the collision. A 25-foot rescue boat launched from Coast Guard Station New Haven with two trained EMT’s on board arrived minutes later. Bridgeport Fire Department, Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection were notified and responded.

“When the rescue crew from Station New Haven arrived the vessel was up on the rocks, luckily no one was ejected,” said Lt. j.g. Chris Miller, a duty officer at Sector Long Island Sound. “Three of the four people on board needed immediate medical attention.”

The men in the recreational vessel suffered lacerations, possible broken bones and a possible broken jaw.

The pilot of the recreational boat was uninjured and turned over to Bridgeport Fire Department at the jetty. After a test it was determined he was intoxicated and is now in custody of the Connecticut State Police.

The three injured passengers were transported by the Coast Guard to Dolphin Cove Marina where they were transported by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital.

The Coast Guard is on scene ensuring safe salvage of the vessel takes place and there are no pollution threats.

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