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2 Dead, 2 Injured After Hammonasset Boat Trip

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    One person is dead, one is missing and two are hospitalized.

    Two men are dead and a woman and her 8-year-old daughter are in the hospital after something went wrong during a boating trip from the Meigs Point area of Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.

    The four people set out in a kayak and on a paddleboard sometime Sunday evening, according to officials from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

    The woman and girl were found on a beach in Southold, on Long Island, after a neighbor heard yells for help from the beach at 3:43 a.m. on Monday.

    Police from Southold, New York, identified the mother and girl as 26-year-old Delfina Reynoso and her 8-year-old daughter, both of Hartford.

    About a quarter mile away, authorities found Abdias Ventura, 30, of Hartford, and pronounced him dead.

    Wind and the tide has pushed the kayak and paddleboard offshore around 9 p.m., according to Southold police.

    Th other man with the group, Ferdinand Lagos, 39, of Manchester, was missing and officials said they found a body matching his description around noon in Gardiners Bay, a short distance from the Southold, according to DEEP.

    Delfina Reynoso and her daughter were taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital, where they are being treated for hypothermia and are in stable condition.

    On Monday afternoon, officials said it was too windy on Sunday night to be kayaking.


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