- Associated Press - Sunday, February 26, 2017

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say a man was killed and a woman was rescued after their car ended up in a Connecticut river.

Police and firefighters were called to the Saugatuck River in Westport after customers at a nearby restaurant heard a woman screaming for help from the river. Rescue workers spotted the woman in the middle of the river and pulled her to safety after boarding a nearby boat.

Farther up the river, crews found a man who had also been in the car. He was pulled from the river and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police identified him as 76-year-old Richard Lamendola of Syosset, New York.

Authorities say the car appears to have gone into the river at a boat launch. The Westport Police Department is investigating.

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