Crews rescue boaters in Niantic bay

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NIANTIC —  Emergency crews responded to boaters in distress Saturday afternoon.

Officials said four people were rescued from a disabled boat stranded on the rocks in Niantic bay, located near the power plant on Millstone Point .

The Waterford fire department, including Jordan, Goshen, and Oswegatchie district fire departments responded with boats and rescued four people. One was hospitalized because the rescue aggravated a prior back injury.

The other three were not injured. It’s unclear why the boat went on the rocks.