Man rescued from Connecticut River in Greenfield

Image Courtesy: Greenfield Police Department

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Police and firefighters from the towns of Greenfield and Montague were able to rescue a man who was found injured in the Connecticut River early Thursday afternoon.

general pierce bridgeTurners Falls Deputy Fire Chief John Zellmann told 22News that he was the first one to arrive at the General Pierce Bridge, where he saw a man in the river, about 30 feet offshore. Zellmann jumped into the water, and was able to bring him to shore. Police and firefighters helped get the man up the embankment and into an ambulance.

Zellmann said that the man, who he estimated to be about 60 years old, was being brought to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, but would later be taken by helicopter to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

The man’s condition is not immediately known.

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