West Babylon Man Found Dead After Boat Capsized in Fire Island Inlet

A 50-year-old West Babylon man was found dead Monday, a week after the boat he was on capsized in the Fire Island Inlet, Suffolk County police said.

Roberto Vazquez’s body was found about one mile from the Fire Island Inlet. He had been missing since the 21-foot fishing boat he was on overturned near Buoy 3 shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Suffolk County police Marine Bureau officers and NYPD Special Operations Division had responded with an aviation unit and divers to assist in the search.

A 36-year old Wyandanch man and a 30-year old Amityville man, who were also on the boat, were rescued from the water and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for evaluation.

Comments