Five boaters rescued in Norwich

Mouth of the Thames River and Long Island Sound off New London and Groton, July 17, 2014.

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — Five boaters were rescued Sunday afternoon from a sinking boat on the Thames River in Norwich, fire officials say.

According to authorities, the Norwich Fire Department was dispatched to a boat in distress on the Thames River near the Route 2A Bridge around 2 p.m.

After locating the boat and ensuring the safety of everyone on board, Norwich fre and U.S. Coast Guard units helped with removing the water from the boat.

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