3 dead on houseboat in Huntington Harbor

Police say they believe carbon monoxide poisoning is to blame for the deaths of three people on a houseboat in Huntington Harbor.

Suffolk County police say the victims were found at around 9 p.m. Tuesday and taken to Huntington Hospital, where they were later pronounced dead.

Cops say they found a portable generator on the boat and that they suspect the fumes caused the three victims to lose consciousness. Authorities say they will investigate whether the generator was malfunctioning.

Police have identified the victims as 43-year-old Juan Torres, of Huntington Station, 45-year-old Patrick Franklin, of Port Jefferson, and his wife, 44-year-old Susan Franklin.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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