NJ man dies in canoe fall in LI Sound off Conn.

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MILFORD, Conn. (AP) – A New Jersey man has died after falling out of a canoe on Long Island Sound near Connecticut.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection identified the boater as 24-year-old Jeffrey Young of North Caldwell, N.J.  He was pulled from the water unconscious and without a pulse on Saturday.  He died at Milford Hospital.

An unidentified woman also was taken to Milford Hospital and was treated for hypothermia and released.

The Coast Guard dispatched a boat and helicopter from Cape Cod and Stratford fire crews participated.

Milford Fire Capt. Gregory Carman said Young and the woman were not wearing life jackets.

With gusty winds, a small-craft advisory was posted in the area when the canoe overturned.

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