Man suffers serious injuries after being thrown off Derby-Shelton Bridge

A Monroe man suffered serious injuries after being pushed off of the Derby-Shelton bridge early Thursday morning following an altercation with another person.

Shelton Police and fire department responded to the Derby-Shelton Bridge at approximately 1 a.m. Thursday morning for a report of a Monroe man in the water.  

Police and Fire responding to the scene located the 30 year-old male victim submerged in the water.

Officer David Eldridge swam out to victim and pulled him to shore with the assistance of fire personnel. According to Shelton Police, Eldridge brought the male victim to shore where he was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital with serious injuries.

An investigation revealed that an altercation occurred on the bridge and the victim was thrown off the bridge. Police are aware there were witnesses to this incident, and request anyone that may have information to contact the Shelton Police Department at (203) 924-1544. Calls can be kept confidential.