Three canoeists were rescued on Friday night after their canoe overturned in the Housatonic River, near Indian Well State Park in Shelton.

At about 10:45 p.m., firefighters and police dive teams were dispatched to the park off Route 110 on a report of an overturned canoe in the Housatonic River. Firefighters from Derby and Seymour assisted in the rescue.

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Two victims were located about 20 minutes into the search and the third person was located a short time later and transported to the hospital, Lt. Kevin McCue of the Shelton Fire Department told

According to the radio reports, the last victim was near 34 Birchbank Road, a considerable distance from the launch area.

This report is based on information provided by, who also supplied the video and photos.