“Tragedy Strikes as Veteran NYPD Officer Phillip Sanzano Dies in Powerboat Crash – West Fire Island, NY”

By | August 12, 2023



Authorities have identified the deceased man in the Long Island powerboat crash as veteran NYPD officer Phillip Sanzano. Sanzano, 47, tragically died after the boat he was on collided with a home in West Fire Island. The collision occurred in a shallow channel, and speed is being investigated as the cause of the crash. Sanzano’s friend, Christopher Cannella, also sustained injuries in the incident. Police accident Reports (888) 657-1460 reported

Authorities have officially identified the deceased individual involved in the powerboat collision off the coast of West Fire Island, New York, on August 12, 2023. The victim has been identified as Phillip Sanzano, a 47-year-old veteran officer from the New York Police Department (NYPD), stationed at the 83rd Precinct in Brooklyn. Tragically, Sanzano lost his life in the accident when the boat he was aboard crashed into a residential property.

The collision occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m., resulting in injuries to Sanzano’s friend, who was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Fortunately, the house that was struck by the boat was unoccupied at the time of the incident. Accessible only by boat, the property was situated on West Fire Island.

While the operator of the boat has yet to be confirmed, authorities are investigating the role of excessive speed as a potential cause of the crash in the shallow channel. Christopher Cannella, a 47-year-old survivor who also lost consciousness in the accident, managed to call emergency services for assistance. Cannella is identified as the owner of the boat and sustained injuries as well. It is believed that the boat may have been traveling at an unsafe speed, causing it to become airborne.

Despite challenging conditions, first responders worked diligently to provide aid and support to the survivors. Their prompt actions and efforts are commendable in such a distressing and complex situation.

Note: The information provided above is intended to serve as a resource for the general public in the event of similar accidents. We aim to honor the victims and hope that by sharing this information, others can learn from these incidents and take preventive measures. Please be aware that the accompanying photographs are not representative of the actual accident scene. If you require legal assistance or have any further inquiries, please contact Local accident Reports at (888) 657-1460 to be connected with a qualified attorney in your region..