ACCIDENT Tossed violently from his boat on the Westport River’s East Branch, a Westport man was rescued unhurt recently as his empty boat circled at full throttle.

Harbormaster Richie Earle said that Matt Fritz of River Road, Westport, was driving his 17’ Boston Whaler with 90-hp outboard about halfway between the Fontaine (Route 88) bridge and Hix Bridge at around noon on June 26 when the boat turned sharply and threw him out.

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