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N.Y. man dies checking on boat after hurricane

A Bronx man died Sunday morning after checking on his boat at a City Island marina during the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, cops and witnesses said.

Jose Sierra, 68, went to Sunset Marina on City Island Ave. as the winds whipped across the high waters about 9 a.m., police and a relative said.

But when the owner of the nearby City Island Marina went to check his property about 4:40 p.m., he spotted Sierra's body floating in the water and tangled between two boats, he said.

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