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22 people rescued from sinking crew boat on Connecticut River

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Emergency crews in Springfield rushed to the Connecticut River to rescue over a dozen people from a sinking crew boat Tuesday afternoon.

Denis Leger, Aid to the Springfield Fire Commissioner told Western Mass News that around 7:05 p.m. firefighters arrived to the North End Bridge. 

Leger said when crews got to the river, the crew boat with 22 people on board had a damaged hull after it hit a rock. 

Fire crews used two boats; one from Springfield and one from Agawam to shuttle people to shore.

When our crew arrived to the Pioneer Riverfront Valley Club around 7:30 p.m. fire crews were leaving the scene.

Luckily, no one was hurt. 

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