Bronx Boater, 68, Is City’s First Irene-Related Death

The authorities linked the drowning of a man in the waters off City Island to Tropical Storm Irene, in what they are describing as the first Irene-related death discovered in New York City.

The man, Jose Sierra, 68, of the Bronx, drowned in a marina where he had gone to check on his boat, the police said. On Monday, the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner linked the accidental drowning to the hurricane, a spokeswoman for the office, Ellen Borakove, said.

“This would be the first death attributable to the hurricane” in New York City, Ms. Borakove said.

The authorities discovered Mr. Sierra after the police received a 911 call on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. — several hours after the storm had passed by the city — reporting that an unconscious person was in the waters of Sunset Marina on City Island, the police said.

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