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Elderly man rescued from flooded Old Saybrook home


Emergency officials in Old Saybrook said an elderly man was rescued from rising floodwater Monday night.

Fire officials said the Old Saybrook Fire Department received a call around 7:30 p.m. about a utility pole fire. 

When fire crews arrived, the fire was out, but they were greeted by a neighbor who mentioned she had seen an elderly man walking in the tidal flood waters of the Connecticut River near his home.

Firefighter Bruce Watford put on a life jacket and had a lifeline secured when he began to wade across the waist-deep parking lot, forced entry into the home and searched the second floor apartment for the man.

He was brought to a local hospital for treatment.

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