SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY. (THECOUNT) — Zachary McCarthy, of Lindenhurst, New York, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday boat collision in Suffolk County.

McCarthy, 25, was killed in a Sunday in a two-vessel collision near Babylon Great South Bay.


According to reports, McCarthy was aboard a Activator motorboat operated by a 19-year-old Lindenhurst man, when the vessel came into contact with a Boston Whaler, operated by a 58-year-old Farmingdale man near the West Fox Creek Channel in Babylon on Sunday around 3 p.m.

McCarthy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two boat operators were transported to area hospitals in unknown minor condition.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Suffolk County is a predominantly suburban county on Long Island and the easternmost county in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the county’s population was 1,493,350, estimated to have decreased slightly to 1,481,093 in 2018, making it the fourth-most populous county in New York – Wikipedia.