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Posted at 4:24 PM ET, 12/24/2010

D.C. man out of hospital after accident

By Washington Post editors


A District man has been released from the hospital after the boat he was in sank Thursday off the southern coast of New Jersey. The Florida man who purchased the boat is missing and presumed dead, The Press of Atlantic City reports.

New Jersey State Police Sgt. Steve Jones said Gregory Arlotta, 62, of Fort Myers, Fla., purchased the 65-foot boat in New York a few days earlier. He was transporting it to New Orleans when it sank.

Coast Guard crews were able to reach the boat and rescue Steve Hopkins, 42, but Arlotta slipped under the surface of the water along with debris from the boat.

Hopkins was released from the hospital Friday, where he had been treated for hypothermia.

Boat sinks: 1 missing, D.C. man critical
2:24 p.m.
A District man is hospitalized in critical condition and a Florida man is missing and presumed dead after a newly purchased boat sank early Thursday off the southern New Jersey coast, The Press of Atlantic City reports.

New Jersey State Police Sgt. Steve Jones said Gregory Arlotta, 62, of Fort Myers, Fla., purchased the 63-foot 65-foot boat in New York a few days earlier. He was transporting it to New Orleans when it sank.

Coast Guard crews were able to reach the boat and rescue Steve Hopkins, 42, but Arlotta slipped under the surface of the water along with debris from the boat.

By Washington Post editors  | December 24, 2010; 4:24 PM ET
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It's said that the best times to own a boat is the day you acquire it, and the day you unload it.

Posted by: clitteigh | December 24, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

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