Upper West Side executive drowns while boating in Montauk

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Coast Guard vessels and police boats searched the water for nearly 12 hours for Ninive Petrocelli on Sunday. Credit: Google Images

A 39-year-old Manhattan executive drowned Sunday while boating with her husband in Montauk, according to news reports.

Ninive Petrocelli was reported missing by her husband, John, around midnight, The New York Post reports. John told authorities that he did not see his wife fall into the water but heard splashing and screams.

Coast Guard vessels, helicopters and police boats searched for almost 12 hours before Petrocelli’s floating body was discovered about 11:30 a.m. three miles south of Montauk Point.

Petrocelli ran Cristol Inc., an architectural glass company on the Upper West Side, according to LinkedIn. Her husband is the co-owner of a construction company in New Jersey.

Neighbors told the Post that the couple appeared happy and took the boat out nearly every weekend during the summer.


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