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Search Continues For Man Who Disappeared In Norwalk River

Emergency crews search the Norwalk River after a man who fell in disappeared early Friday morning. Photo Credit: Norwalk Fire Department via Facebook
The area of Norwalk River where a man was reported missing after a fight early Friday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

NORWALK, Conn., -- Norwalk Police are saying little about the ongoing search for a man missing in the Norwalk River after an early-morning fight Friday.

Officers responded to the area of 22 Wall St. at about 12:18 a.m. Friday on a report of a fight, police said. When officers arrived, they were told that three men were in the Norwalk River, police said. They saw two men climbing out of the water, and saw a third in the distance, swimming toward the Wall Street overpass, police said.

Witnesses in Irving Freese Park, a small park adjacent to the Norwalk River, helped direct police to the water area where the men were, Sgt. Sofia Gulino said.

The officers immediately went to the area, but lost sight of the man, according to police. A search ensued, with the Norwalk Police Marine Unit and the Norwalk Fire Department searching the river. The Connecticut State Police Dive Team was also requested to respond with additional specialized equipment.

The two men who climbed out of the water declined medical attention, Gulino said. They are in their late 30s, but Gulino, citing the ongoing investigation, declined to provide more information on them.

She also declined to provide more information on the missing man.

“It’s an active investigation,” Gulino said.

Police said that as of 11 a.m. Friday, the man had not been located. Norwalk Police detectives and the Marine Unit were actively investigating the incident, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Taranto at 203-854-3012. Anonymous tips can be called into the Norwalk police tip line at (203) 854-3111 or sent to Norwalk police website . Texts can also be sent typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

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