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16 hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after LI boat ride

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 18:15:20-04

PORT JEFFERSON, NY — Sixteen people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning on a boat in Port Jefferson on Sunday, police said.

The boat was traveling from the Bronx to Port Jefferson when people fell ill around 2 p.m., officials said. Passengers were hospitalized after the boat docked at Danford's Marina.

All but one person on the boat, including four children, were sick.

Police said it's not yet clear where the carbon monoxide came from, but they said there's no criminality involved.

After a safety inspection of the vessel, two tickets were issued for having expired safety flares and having less than the required number of personal floatation devices.