Body of 1 of 2 missing boaters recovered after vessel sinks in the Long Island Sound

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Search on for missing people after boat sings in Long Island Sound
It is not clear what type of boat they were on or why it sank.

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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