Department of Energy

2 Dead After Boat Capsizes in Mumford Cove in Groton

NBC Connecticut

Two men died and a third is in serious condition after a boat overturned in Mumford Cove in Groton on Saturday, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

DEEP officials said crews responded around 9 a.m. when a resident who lived nearby saw a swamped vessel with no people aboard.

Officials believe the men were duck hunting in Mumford Cove when they went overboard.

One man was found on the shore of Bluff Point and two others were pulled from the water at Mumford Cove.

All three were taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for treatment. On Saturday afternoon, DEEP officials confirmed that two of the men had died and the third remained in serious condition.

DEEP identified the victims on Monday.

Environmental Conservation Police, the U.S. Coast Guard, Groton Long Point Police, Groton Town Police, and Groton Long Point Fire crews all responded to the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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