3-year-old drowns in waters off 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

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

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