Officials establish R.I. girl who was killed when boats collided throughout regatta

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Officials establish R.I. girl who was killed when boats collided throughout regatta

Rhode Island officers have recognized the lady who was killed in a boating crash Sunday throughout a regatta in Narragansett Bay.

Sandra G. Tartaglino of Tiverton was in a two-person catamaran sailboat when it was struck by a motorboat, based on a state launch. She was 60.

The incident occurred round 2:45 p.m. close to the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, the discharge mentioned. Tartaglino was racing within the New England 100 Regatta on the time of the collision.

The Facebook web page of a catamaran crusing affiliation Tartaglino was concerned with posted a tribute to her Monday.

“Sandra was an amazing woman, tough competitor, and dear friend we all learned so much from her on and off the water. While she passed away doing what she loved, she was taken far too soon and will be truly missed,” it learn. “Thank you for everything Sandra. Fair Winds and may you rest in peace.”

The Associated Press reported that the Newport Harbormaster pulled Tartaglino, who was unconscious, from the bay. She was later pronounced dead.

The Department of Environmental Management and its Division of Law Enforcement are investigating the crash, the discharge mentioned. 

“DEM and DLE extend their sincerest sympathies to Sandra Tartaglino’s family and friends and the tight-knit New England sailing community,” it learn.

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