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Two duck hunters dead, third rushed to hospital after boat capsizes

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WESTPORT, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Two men who died after their boat capsized in the Westport River Monday morning have been identified.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said 53-year-old Steven James, of Marshfield, and 55-year-old Robert Becher, of Cromwell, Conn. were found dead on Cherry and Web Beach after their boat capsized while they were on a duck hunt early Tuesday morning.

The Harbor Master found the boat and brought it to shore. Officials said they also found a vehicle belonging to one of the men nearby and went to the man's home. Family members confirmed he had gone duck hunting.

A third man, identified as 51-year-old Gregg Angell, of Westport, was rescued from the river and taken to Rhode Island Hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Angell is expected to survive.

State Police sent their Air Wing helicopter and dive teams to the scene to aid in the search.

An investigation is ongoing. Officials said the incident does not appear suspicious.

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