Body found floating off Montauk Point ID'd as tugboat captain

The body found floating off of Mountauk Point Saturday has been identified.Over the weekend, the man's body was found four miles south of Montauk Point.

MONTAUK - The body found floating off of Mountauk Point Saturday has been identified.

Over the weekend, the man's body was found four miles south of Montauk Point. The Coast Guard says the man is Brendan O'Leary, 48, from Massachusetts.

O'Leary was captain of the 'Steven Scott,' a 91-foot tugboat.

O'Leary reportedly fell overboard while the tugboat was towing a barge filled with jet fuel from Long Island to Boston last month.

Body found floating off Montauk Point

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