NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) – A boating accident off Stonington’s Wamphassuc Point left two people dead, a spokesman for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said.
Stonington Police, ECPRU, and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the call from a fishing vessel at around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. However, the DEEP spokesman said the accident likely occurred late Friday evening.
Upon arrival, officials towed the boat in, where they found two adult males deceased.
A DEEP spokesman identifies the two as 54-year-old David Motherway of Stonington, the owner of the boat, and 52-year-old Brian Collie of Littleton, Colorado.
Preliminary investigations concluded the ship struck a break wall, a rock designed to block waves within the harbor, in the Stonington waters.
The incident is currently being investigated by Environmental Conservation Police Boat Accident Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information can call its dispatch at (860) 424-3333.
This story is developing and will be updated as information becomes available.