Boat capsizes in Westchester reservoir; 2 men drown
GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. (FOX 5 NY) - Two men from New York City who were fishing on the Muscoot Reservoir in Westchester County were killed when their boat capsized Monday.
Another fisherman spotted the boat and the bodies just before 7 a.m. Tuesday.
State Police and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection responded to the reservoir where they found the 12-foot aluminum rowboat overturned.
Relatives told police Ngan Kong, 48, of Brooklyn, and Ma Weitau, 47, of Staten Island, planned to fish into the evening hours.
One of the bodies was near the shoreline while the other was about 20 feet away, according to police.
"At this time it looks nothing more than an accidental drowning," State Police Capt. David Atkins said. "In minutes, you're heading into hypothermia."
Both men were wearing life vests but they likely quickly succumbed to the frigid 38-degree water. They died of causes related to drowning and hypothermia, police said.
Authorities are investigating what caused the boat to capsize.
Crews searched below the water and from above in a police helicopter.