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Woman hurt in hit-and-run boating accident, cops say

Police are looking for the owner of this

Police are looking for the owner of this boat which was involved in a hit-and-run boating accident on the Patchogue River on Sunday, May 24, 2015. A woman, who was a passenger on the vessel was hurt when it hit a jetty, Suffolk County police said. Photo Credit: Chris Sabella

A woman was injured late Sunday in a hit-and-run boating accident on the Patchogue River, when the vessel in which she was a passenger struck a jetty, Suffolk County police said.

Danielle Virgilio, 29, of Farmingdale, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of what police called non-life-threatening injuries.

She was hurt when the 23-foot 1987 Sea Ray crashed into the west jetty at the entrance of the Patchogue River about 9:20 p.m., according to a news release.

Police said witnesses reported as many as seven people on the boat when it crashed. The vehicle was extensively damaged, the release said.

A police spokeswoman said Monday it was not immediately known whether Virgilio or any other passengers were on the boat when authorities arrived at the scene.

"Several of the boat's occupants were located nearby and interviewed by responding officers but were uncooperative," the release said.

A search of the surrounding waters was conducted to check for other victims but none were found.

Police also are looking for the owner of the boat, "who is responsible for removing it from the rocks," the release said.

Suffolk County's Marine Bureau, Aviation Section and Fifth Precinct officers, along with the Patchogue Fire Department, responded, the police spokeswoman said.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information can call the Fifth Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8526.

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