Officials ID NJ fisherman killed in Bridgeport boat accident

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A man killed while fishing on the Long Island Sound off the coast of Bridgeport has been identified, officials say.  

Eul Lee, 64, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, died when a boat he was on overturned in the Sound waters Sunday. 

Lee and three other men were fishing from a boat at about 9:45 a.m. in the vicinity of the Stratford Shaols Light Station when their boat capsized.

Bridgeport police, Fairfield police and the U.S. Coast Guard Eaton’s Neck responded to the scene.

The Coast Guard rescued Jack Phommachanh, 65, of North Haven, and Bill Chanthavone, 66, and Thipada Ngaoluangrath, 67, both from Bridgeport.

The three men were transported to Bridgeport Hospital and released.

Bridgeport police recovered Lee a short time later, and he was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital.

Bridgeport police, along with the Suffolk County police and the U.S. Coast Guard, are assisting EnCon Police with the ongoing investigation.

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