One man is dead and another is seriously injured after the vessel they were traveling in capsized Saturday, July 16, in outer Boston Harbor, Mass. According to State Police spokesman David Procopio, the 30-foot vessel HIGH LIFE “broke apart and capsized for reasons still under investigation,” launching both passengers into the water. Neither passenger was wearing a life jacket. The boaters were identified as Michael Spirito, 58, and Robert Fox, 63.
Coast Guard Sector Boston was notified of the capsizing around 6:15 Saturday evening, and responded to the call immediately, along with the Boston Fire Department, the State Police, and the Environmental Police. The victims, who had severe chest and head injuries, were pulled from the water and taken to shore where emergency medical services were waiting. Spirito had been pronounced dead, and Fox was rushed to a Boston area hospital by a helicopter crew for his life-threatening injuries. Fox was listed in critical condition as of Monday, July 18.