Probe Under Way Into Stamford Boating Death

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Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police converse at the Stamford Police Department command center set up to assist in the recovery of the body of New Rochelle firefighter Keith Morris. Photo Credit: Justin Stock

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – An investigation to determine how New Rochelle firefighter Keith Morris, 31, died when his boat flipped over Sunday in Stamford Harbor will take at least three to six months and maybe longer, according to Capt. Raul Camejo of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation Police Boating and Reconstruction unit has begun the process of determining how the boat capsized, Camejo said.

Morris’s body was found in 58 feet of water at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Camejo said during a press conference Monday afternoon.

The body was turned over to the state medical examiner’s office.

Morris could not be found Sunday night after the boat flipped over with four other people on board, officials said. Morris was one of two people in the boat's cabin, officials said. 

Three passengers were ejected from the boat. Two were found sitting on top of the craft, including the person who had been in the cabin with Morris.

Responders were able to locate the body after searching underwater and scanning the shores for signs of Morris.

Check back with the New Rochelle Daily Voice for updates.

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