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May 6, 2014 11:20 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Lobster Fisherman Dies After Medical Emergency At Sea Off Shinnecock Inlet

May 7, 2014 11:12 AM

A Rhode Island-bound lobster fisherman died early Monday morning despite being brought to shore by a crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Shinnecock and rushed to Southampton Hospital.

Crew members on the 57-foot-long Lady Clare of South Kingstown called Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound at about 9 p.m. Sunday and reported that a crewman was having difficulty breathing, Coast Guard spokeswoman Jetta Disco said Tuesday morning. The Port Judith-bound vessel was 31 nautical miles south of the Shinnecock Inlet at the time, Ms. Disco said, and was told to head north to meet a Shinnecock crew that was en route.

The two vessels met, and the Coast Guard transported the man, whom officials have not identified, to the marina at Oakland’s Restaurant, where an ambulance was waiting to take him to Southampton Hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Ms. Disco did not release the man’s name, age or hometown, and said the Coast Guard would not disclose the cause of death.

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How sad. RIP.
By suzer67 (51), nanuet on May 6, 14 9:44 PM