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Sandy death toll increases with April discovery in Queens

June 25, 2013 at 4:02 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- New York City's death toll following Hurricane Sandy has risen by one after the medical examiner's office revealed a man was found dead long after the storm.

Keith Lancaster, 62, was found dead inside his trailer home in the Rockaway section of Queens on April 5, 150 days after the storm hit. The New York City Medical Examiner's Office said Lancaster drowned inside the home.

Rockaway was devastated by the storm surge. Lancaster's trailer had a high water mark of 5 feet, The New York Daily News said Tuesday.

Neighbors made the discovery five months after the storm.

The city's death toll now stands at 44.

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