SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A boating tragedy off Southampton, Long Island, left an 85-year-old man dead Sunday afternoon.
The body of Stian Stiansen was found by authorities washed ashore after the Pauline IV capsized outside the Shinnecock Inlet just before 2 p.m. Sunday, according to Southampton Town Police Detective James Mazzio.
The other crew member, 42-year-old Scott Finne, was seen clinging to a flotation device from shore, Mazzio said. He was rescued after a Sea Tow operator navigated the inlet and removed him from the dangerous waters.
Finne told his rescuers he and Stiansen had taken the boat out early Sunday morning but several large waves overturned the boat as they approached the inlet on their return trip, Mazzio said.
Mazzio said the incident is still under investigation.
Large waves were blamed for the accident.
The U.S. Coast Guard will remove the boat from the beach where it came to rest just east of the inlet, Mazzio said.
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