Four dead in Hudson River boating accident near Tivoli

Freeman staff

TIVOLI — Reckless operation and alcohol may have been factors in a boating accident Sunday morning that killed four Ulster County residents and seriously injured two other people, Dutchess County sheriff’s deputies said.

Killed in the accident were John J. Uvino, 26, of Saugerties; Robert P. Macarthur, 27, of Kingston; Deena C. Cordero, 26, of Kingston; and Jay J. Bins, 41, of Kingston. Injured were Joseph J. Vehnick, 23, of Kingston and Jessica K. Hotaling, 27, of Hyde Park.

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TIVOLI — Four people died in a boating accident this morning on the Hudson River north of Tivoli, Dutchess County sheriff’s deputies said.

Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Paul Piastro, who was in Tivoli this afternoon, said there was a 911 call between 4 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. about the accident.

He said motorboat about 15 feet long with multiple occupants apparently struck a concrete obstruction in the water that juts out from shore on the east side of the river about a mile north of Broadway in Tivoli. When the boat hit the obstruction, several people were ejected from the boat, he said. Piastro would not be more specific about the number of people involved.

He said darkness and speed may have been factors in the accident and that police are looking into whether alcohol may have been involved.

Authorities were in the process of recovering the boat this afternoon.

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TIVOLI — Reckless operation and possible alcohol involvement may be causes of an accident that took the lives of four Ulster County residents this morning, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. Two people survived.|breaking|text|

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