Officials ID Man Who Died After Boat Capsized Off Bridgeport

Officials have identified the 64-year-old New Jersey man who died and three other men who were transported to the hospital after a boat capsized in Long Island Sound off Bridgeport on Sunday morning.

Eul Lee, 64, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Officials from the DEEP said the four people were fishing in the vicinity of the Stratford Shaols (Middle Ground) Light Station when the vessel capsized around 9:45 a.m. and Bridgeport Police, Fairfield Police and the U.S. Coast Guard Eaton’s Neck responded.

The Coast Guard rescued Jack Phommachanh, 65, of North Haven; and Bill Chanthavone, 66, and Thipada Ngaoluangrath, 67, both from Bridgeport, from the water and they were released after being transported to Bridgeport Hospital.

Bridgeport Police recovered Lee and he was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital, according to DEEP.

Bridgeport Police, along with the Suffolk County Police in New York and the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting EnCon Police with the investigation.

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