Written by Jen Finn
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — One of two men aboard a commercial fishing vessel was found dead after the boat capsized Sunday off the coast of Long Island, authorities said.
The body of Stian Stiansen, 85, was recovered on a beach about an hour after the 45-foot trawler called Pauline IV capsized in rough waters just outside the Shinnecock Inlet, Southampton Town Police Detective James Mazzio said.
Stiansen was rushed to a local hospital and pronounced dead 40 minutes after being discovered.
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