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Water Rescue on Lake Lillinonah

Shortly after 1:30AM on Tuesday June 9th, 2015 Newton Hook and Ladder was dispatched for a capsized boat on the lake with one person missing. At approximately 10PM a boat capsized with three occupants aboard, two of the victims were able to reach help. After reaching shore and walking through Upper Paugussett State Forest to Hanover Rd and flagged down a passing patrol car for assistance. Newtown Hook and Ladder and Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue were dispatched as well as boats from Brookfield FD and Bridgewater FD was requested. NUSAR located the third victim and transported back to the state boat launch at 160 Hanover Rd. All three were transported to the hospital by ambulance.