One Dead after Fishing Boat Capsizes

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK – One crewmember is reported deceased, and one crewmember was rescued when their commercial fishing vessel capsized in Shinnecock Inlet, N.Y. today.

At approximately 2 p.m. a Coast Guard Station Shinnecock communications watchstander was notified by South Hampton Police dispatch that the 45-foot trawler Pauline, capsized. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound communications watchstander issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a response boatcrew from Station Shinnecock.

Rescue crews from Station Shinnecock, Southhampton Marine Unit, Suffolk County Police Helicopter Rescue and SeaTow responded.

The cause of the maritime accident is under investigation.

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