Two duck hunters dead, a third hospitalized after boat capsizes
- Two duck hunters died and a third was rushed to a hospital Tuesday after they fell into the frigid waters of the Westport River when their boat capsized. Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter’s office said Steven James, 53, of Marshfield and Robert Becher, 55, of Cromwell, Conn., died. The surviving hunter was identified as Gregg Angell, 51, of Westport. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, and is expected to survive.
- The Coast Guard has posted video of the rescue:
- Massachusetts State Police, media outlets and scanner watchers have been reporting and sharing information on Twitter about the overturned boat and missing duck hunters in Westport River:
- — DA Sam Sutter (@DASamSutter)Tue, Jan 07 2014 09:26:22Westport: All 3 men who were in the boat have been located. 2 are deceased. A 3rd has been rushed to RI Hospital. No victim IDs at this time
- — DA Sam Sutter (@DASamSutter)Tue, Jan 07 2014 12:41:48Deceased Westport victims: Steven James, 53, of Marshfield & Robert Becher, 55, of Cromwell, CT. Survivor is Gregg Angell, 51, of Westport.
- — Michael Naughton (@MetroBosMike)Tue, Jan 07 2014 09:22:22
- — Sarah Vaz (@sarahevaz)Tue, Jan 07 2014 10:01:49
- — Valkyrie (@trickycrayon)Tue, Jan 07 2014 11:10:39Oh jesus. *texts dad* Two duck hunters die, one hospitalized after boat capsizes in Westport River http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2014/01/07/three-duck-hunters-fall-into-westport-river-rescued-first-responders-but-conditions-unknown/Nxc2wvHTWg3qWgvD7Ho3tK/story.html …
- — DA Sam Sutter (@DASamSutter)Tue, Jan 07 2014 12:43:44Although a terrible tragedy, rapid collaboration & communication between many agencies likely saved a life today. They deserve our thanks.
- — Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice)Tue, Jan 07 2014 07:56:36We are assisting #WestportPolice w/search of 3 missing duck hunters in Westport River. Sent Airwing & Dive teams. Developing scene.
- — Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice)Tue, Jan 07 2014 08:17:50
- — Rich Riker (@richriker)Tue, Jan 07 2014 08:31:22so 3 missing duck hunters in Westport Ma were located. bigger question is of their sanity. perhaps they could have played video hunting
- — Dustin Fitch (@DustinGFitch)Tue, Jan 07 2014 08:00:46#Westport scene; Reportedly, two men located after boat capsized, unknown condition yet. Search ongoing for last missing.
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