1 Man Dead, 1 Missing After Boat Overturns In Long Island Sound

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The U.S. Coast Guard late Tuesday was looking for a missing man after a capsized boat was found near Jefferson Harbor.

Around 3:35 p.m., a boater alerted the Coast Guard of an overturned boat in the Long Island Sound just west of the Port Jefferson Channel in Port Jefferson, Suffolk County police said.

Coast Guard officials found the body of Charles Petrie, 80, of Holtsville, police said.

Suffolk County police Marine Bureau officers also responded and were assisting the Coast Guard in searching for James Bilello, 73, of Bay Shore, who was believed to be with Petrie.

Marine Bureau officers recovered the boat, a 20-fot Aquasport center console, which was impounded for a safety check, police said.


One Comment

  1. White guy from Queens says:

    Two old morons wind up getting killed on a tiny boat. Good for them …

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