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Body of second boater found after boat capsizes in New Haven Harbor Sunday

Posted August 28

— A second boater has been found dead after a boat capsized Sunday morning after a boat capsized in New Haven Harbor.

Another man had been found on a jetty, died in the hospital Sunday afternoon.

DEEP found him at 8:30 p.m. shortly after the search was called off. He was apparently underneath 30 ft of water

The U.S. Coast Guard is saying they responded to a report of an unresponsive man in New Haven Harbor late Sunday morning. The Coast Guard called off the search due to darkness.

Officials say a good Samaritan called in the report after seeing the man on the breakwater jetty in the harbor. A capsized boat was nearby.

The Coast Guard deployed a boat out of New Haven but because of the water and rocks, couldn't get close to him. They then deployed two swimmers to swim up to the man. They placed him on a medical board and were able to get him back to the boat. They took him back to the Coast Guard station where he was then picked up by New Haven EMS. He later died at the hospital.


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