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2 people dead following boating accident in Stonington

Two people died following a boating accident in Stonington.

Authorities responded Saturday to a report of an accident. A boat was found adrift off the shoreline. Two men were pronounced dead at the scene; authorities on Sunday identified them as David Motherway, 54, of Stonington; and Brian Collie, 52, of Littleton, Colorado.

A preliminary investigation determined that the boat, owned by Motherway, collided with a break wall in Stonington on Friday night, state environmental officials said.

Authorities were conducting an investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police at 860-424-3333.

As of mid-July, there had been six boating fatalitiesin Connecticut this year. On average, about six people die each year while boating in Connecticut, according to U.S. Coast Guard data.

This story has been updated.

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