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Boater Dies After Falling Overboard Into Long Island Sound

A 43-year-old man died after falling into Long Island Sound near Charles Island in Milford.
A 43-year-old man died after falling into Long Island Sound near Charles Island in Milford. Photo Credit: File

MILFORD, Conn. — A man died after falling into Long Island Sound near Charles Island in Milford on Saturday evening, according to multiple media reports and the Coast Guard.

First responders from Milford, West Haven and Stratford as well as the Coast Guard responded just after 6 p.m. to Silver Sands State Park after a woman called 911 to report that her husband had fallen overboard, NBC Connecticut said.

The Coast Guard found him about 55 minutes later in the cold water, WTNH-TV said. The man, identified as 43-year-old Richard Melucci of New York, was taken him to Milford Hospital but died, WTNH said.

His wife was taken to Milford Hospital for evaluation, NBC Connecticut said.

Click here to read the story at the NBC Connecticut website. Click here to read the story at the WTNH website.

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