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Missing boaters: Body recovered in the Long island Sound after boat sinks in Westport, Connecticut

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023 1:41AM

Search on for missing people after boat sings in Long Island Sound

WESPORT, Connecticut (WABC) — The body of one of two missing boaters was found Monday after a boat sank in the Long Island Sound in Westport, Connecticut.

Three people on the boat were rescued near Cockenoe Island on Sunday.

A boater spotted one of them standing on a buoy around 4 p.m.

Video in the media player above is from a previous report.

The search continued Monday for two boaters who remained missing.

Around 11:30 a.m. Westport Police Marine Division located the sunken boat.

Several hours later, a body was recovered from the water about 3 miles northeast of the boat.

The victim was identified as 38-year-old Juan Gabriel Valle Pineda of Spring Valley, New York.

The search for the second missing boater was suspended as of 9 p.m. Monday.

It’s not clear yet why the boat sank.

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