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Woman Killed in RI Boating Collision Identified

Sandra G. Tartaglino, 60, was killed Sunday when her catamaran sailboat was struck by a powerboat, according to authorities

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    60-Year-Old Woman Killed in Newport Boating Collision

    A 60-year-old woman was killed when the two-person catamaran sailboat she was on collided with a powerboat in Narragansett Bay near the Claiborne Pell Bridge, according to the United States Coast Guard. The victim was racing in the New England 100 Regatta at the time of the crash, authorities say.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019)

    Authorities on Monday identified the woman killed over the weekend in a boating collision off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island.

    Rhode Island officials said Sandra G. Tartaglino, 60, of Tiverton was killed Sunday afternoon when her two-person catamaran sailboat was struck by a powerboat while she was competing in a regatta. 

    The incident remains under investigation. 

    The Coast Guard said Sunday the incident occurred in Narragansett Bay near the Claiborne Pell Bridge. Tartaglino was racing in the New England 100 Regatta at the time of the crash, authorities say.

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    Petty Officer Zachary Hupp said the Coast Guard was notified of the collision at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday and learned that a female crew member on the sailboat had been thrown into the water on the Jamestown side of the bridge. Multiple agencies responded to the scene but it was the Newport Harbormaster who responded first and pulled the woman unresponsive from the water. She was later pronounced dead.

    There was no word on the cause of the crash, but officials said alcohol was not a factor.

    Both boats were taken to Fort Adams State Park in Newport where a staging area was set up.

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