Authorities: Fish pulls man from boat into Long Island Sound

Coast Guard patrol boat (Photo: USCG)

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a fisherman fell from his boat into Long Island Sound when a fish he hooked pulled him overboard.

The Connecticut Post reports it happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Officer Dustin James says the man was uninjured and rescued by a good Samaritan in Stratford. He was safely returned to his 50-foot trawler.

James says the man was in the water for about 11 minutes. A Bridgeport marine unit and the U.S. Coast Guard were at the scene.

The man wasn’t immediately identified.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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