Rescue Teams Suspend Search for Missing Boater

By Natasha D. Smith
|  Monday, Jul 26, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 PM EDT
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Rescue teams have stopped their search for Eoin Curran who fell overboard into the Long Island Sound.

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Rescue teams have suspended their search in the Long Island Sound for an inexperienced boater who fell overboard near Larchmont, in Westchester.

Police say 30-year-old Eoin Curran was training on a 23-foot sailboat, along with an instructor and two other individuals, when it reportedly listed 90 degrees due to heavy winds from a squall.

Both Curran and the instructor fell overboard; the instructor was able to get aboard the sailboat and a personal flotation device was thrown to Curran, according to reports.

Twelve searches were conducted over 21 hours, covering a 101-square nautical mile area, which included two first-light searches by a Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City helicopter and rescue crew, officials said.  Additional searches were conducted by Westchester County Sheriff and Police aircraft.

The final search was called off at 1 p.m. Monday.

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