Duck Hunter Found Dead in Snow

Sammy's Beach is a remote section of dunes and wetlands on the northern end of Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. A duck hunter died there after his Ford Explorer became stuck in the snow on Monday afternoon. T.E. McMorrow photo

A man was found dead in the snow at Sammy's Beach at Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton on Monday afternoon.

According to East Hampton Town police, two men walking their dog noticed Vincent D'Angelo, 73, alongside his Ford Explorer, which had become stuck in a snowdrift. They phoned police at about 4:20 p.m.

Police said that Mr. D'Angelo had left his house in East Hampton at about 3:15 that afternoon to go duck hunting alone at Three Mile Harbor. As he drove along a beach access road, his truck apparently hit the snowdrift and could not go any farther. Police said that he appeared to have collapsed while trying to free the vehicle from the snow.

East Hampton Ambulance Association personnel responded to the 911 call, along with town police. Mr. D'Angelo was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Suffolk medical examiner's office and town police detectives continued to investigate, a police news release said.

Visiting hours for Mr. D'Angelo are Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. A service for him will be at the funeral home at a time to be announced on Friday.