1 man dead, another missing after boat found overturned off Long Island

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

PORT JEFFERSON, Long Island (WABC) -- Suffolk County police are investigating a deadly boating accident in the Long Island Sound.

A boat was found overturned Tuesday afternoon in the waters west of the Port Jefferson Channel.

The body of 80-year-old Charles Petrie of Holtsville was found inside the boat after the 20-foot center console was discovered.

Crews are still searching for 73-year-old James Bilello, of Bay Shore. He was believed to have been with Petrie at the time of the mishap.

The circumstances of the accident are not yet clear.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)