Woman Drowns in Sinking Boat

Suffolk County, New York police are continuing their investigation of a drowning of a woman who was aboard a sinking boat in Port Jefferson.

Reports say that 71-year-old Georgia Johnson, of Patchogue was fishing when the boat she was on started taking on water and began to sink. Johnson could not swim and was not wearing a life jacket.

Although reports say Johnson tried to stay afloat on a seat cushion, she was eventually overcome by the water. Eventually, she and two other passengers were rescued and brought to shore. But Johnson was unresponsive and transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The others were treated and released, reports say. There was no word on who the boat belonged to.

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