Police: Jesus Ortega, of Castle Hill, drowns in Long Island Sound

Jesus Ortega was pronounced dead after being pulled

Jesus Ortega was pronounced dead after being pulled from the waters of the Long Island Sound near SUNY Maritime College. (June 29, 2014 7:20 AM)

A man drowned during a late-night fishing trip in the Long Island Sound after leaping from a boat with his friend.

Jesus Ortega, a 46-year-old Castle Hill resident, was unconscious when rescuers pulled him from the water near SUNY Maritime College on Pennyfield Avenue in Throggs Neck.

Police say Ortega and his 53-year-old friend jumped overboard at around 11:40 p.m. Friday because they...

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