Man Died After Driving Into Harbor

Morgan McGivern

East Hampton Town police have released the name of a man who died Wednesday afternoon after driving his car over the edge of the bulkhead at the commercial dock on Gann Road and into the cold water of Three Mile Harbor.

He was Halsey L. Dickinson Jr., 90, an East Hampton resident. According to a Thursday press release from East Hampton Town police, Mr. Dickinson crashed his 2004 Subaru through a piling at the edge of the parking lot before it splashed into the water.

An emergency response included the East Hampton Town Police Department and its dive team and marine patrol, local fire departments, East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad, the United States Coast Guard, and a Suffolk County Police helicopter.

Mr. Dickinson's body was recovered from the submerged vehicle at approximately 4 p.m. East Hampton Town Police were able to remove the vehicle, and will conduct a mechanical inspection.

An investigation of the incident is underway by the East Hampton Town Police Department with the Suffolk County Medical Examiners office.