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4 people saved from capsized vessel, 2 dead, police say

Victims identified as 25-year-old Cristofer Cifuentes and 40-year-old Ludyn Cifuentes

STAMFORD, Conn. — Four men were rescued from a capsized vessel Sunday morning on the Long Island sound, two of which were pronounced dead at an area hospital. 

Officials said CPR was administered to at least two of the individuals. 

The four males were in a small boat that capsized just a mile offshore from West Beach in Stamford. All of the men were wearing lifejackets officials say. 

Stamford police, fire department, Darien police, Norwalk police and Woroton fire department took the four people to shore and transported them to local area hospitals. 

Officials identified the two people who died as 25-year-old Cristofer Cifuentes and 40-year-old Ludyn Cifuentes of New York, NY.

A GoFundMe was created for the victims who passed. 

Sharon Carmona, who was married to one of the victims, organized the fundraiser and wrote, "Sadly both my husband and my uncle-in-law remained in critical condition, went to the hospital and in a short amount of time in the emergency room, both passed away. The donations will be used for funeral costs & sending them back to their country to be buried." 

 The access the GoFundMe click here.

This is an ongoing investigation. 

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Jareliz Diaz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jdiaz@fox61.com


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