SHELTON, Conn. — Police in Connecticut say they are searching for a man who allegedly pushed another man off a bridge.

Shelton police say they were called to the Derby-Shelton Bridge on the border between those two towns around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Officers and firefighters say they spotted a 30-year-old man from Monroe submerged in the water. Police said Officer David Eldridge swam out to the man and quickly pulled him to shore with the assistance of firefighters.

Authorities say the unidentified man suffered serious injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

Investigators say the two men had some kind of altercation just before the victim was thrown off the bridge.

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