A man drowned in the creek behind a restaurant on the Bridgeport/Fairfield line after a fight broke out early morning on Saturday, police and a spokesperson for the city said.
The Bridgeport fire department recovered one of two people who fell in Ash Creek behind Chubby's Bar & Grill after they were involved in an altercation there. Police have not released his name. The other person who fell in fled the scene.
Bridgeport police and fire and American Medical Response were called to the scene at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday. Police received a call about a fight at the restaurant.
Two people fell in the water behind the bar and grill during the course of their fight and one has not been located, Brett Broesder, spokesperson for the city of Bridgeport, said.
The Gathering of the Vibes concert is being held this weekend in Bridgeport, but the bar fight and drowning are not connected, Broesder said.
Police don't believe any weapons were involved in the fight.
The incident remains under investigation. Police ask anyone with information to call the Bridgeport department at 203-576-1311.
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