Homicide Detectives are investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 6:45 pm at Freeport Creek in the vicinity of Cow Meadow Park.
According to detectives, Nassau County Marine Bureau responded to Freeport Creek for two boats involved in a collision. Upon arrival it was determined seven passengers were injured in the accident. As a result of the collision, all seven passengers were transported to a local hospital in a Nassau County Ambulance. Four victims had minor injuries, while two passengers sustained serious trauma. A 25-year-old male suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased by a hospital staff physician.
The investigation into this incident continues.
Details by: D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide Squad 08/02/20/0100/8834
The deceased victim listed above has been identified as Jorge Soto, 25, of Freeport.
Details by: D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide Squad 08/04/20/1355/8348