One Dead in Long Island Trawler Capsize
May 13, 2013
One crewmember is reported deceased, and one crewmember was rescued when their commercial fishing vessel capsized in Shinnecock Inlet, New York, on Sunday, May 12.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. a Coast Guard Station Shinnecock communications watchstander was notified by South Hampton Police dispatch that the 45’ trawler, Pauline, capsized. 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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