WESTPORT - ? A Brooklyn family is mourning the death of a 3-year-old girl who died while sailing in the Long Island Sound off Westport Tuesday.
The Westport Police Marine Division rushed to the beach after receiving the mayday call about a capsized Hobbie Cat sailboat. The boat was carrying Alexandra Vitale, her three cousins and an 18-year-old instructor from the Longshore Sailing School.
Emergency crews rescued the cousins and instructor, but found 3-year-old Alexandra Vitale unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at Norwalk Hospital.
Police say the preliminary investigation shows a gust of wind flipped the boat. However, they are still trying to figure out the details.
YoungBrooklyn girl dies after boat flips in Westport