A boat overturned killing two people in the Long Island Sound just west of the Port Jefferson Channel in the afternoon Oct. 4. Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the incident.
At about 3:35 p.m., a boater alerted the Coast Guard that there was an overturned boat in the Long Island Sound. U.S. Coast Guard officials responded and recovered the body of Charles Petrie, 80, of Holtsville. Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers also responded and assisted the Coast Guard in searching for James Bilello, 73, of Bay Shore, who was believed to be with Petrie and was missing until his body was found at about 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 near the lighthouse at the end of Old Field Road in Old Field.
Marine Bureau officers recovered the boat, a 20-foot AquaSport center console, which was impounded for a safety check.