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Vincent Viafore, Angelika Graswald: ‘CBS 48 Hours’ Tackles Kayaker’s Infamous Death On The Hudson River

The Vincent Viafore, Angelika Graswald case is the main story on the newest episode of CBS 48 Hours. 48 Hours is a weekly crime documentary show that features a new murder case each Saturday. Tonight’s story will detail the events that caused the death of Vincent Viafore, a man who died while kayaking with his fiancée on the Hudson River. Police blamed his girlfriend, Angelika Graswald, for causing her boyfriend’s death, so that she could collect a high-payout insurance policy, according to the New York Post.

The episode entitled Death On The Hudson will feature interviews with law enforcement, friends, and family members. 48 Hours will also reveal an update in the case, as well as new video footage that seems to prove that Angelika Graswald killed Vincent Viafore.

The tragic incident occurred in April 2015, when Vincent Viafore and Angelika Graswald embarked on a kayaking trip in the rough waters of the Hudson River. The Hudson River is a main attraction for New York City kayakers. The waters are known to be unpredictable, and at times dangerous. Many kayakers report successful trips by having a deep respect for the treacherous waters and by having the proper working equipment.

That’s what police say caused the death of Vincent Viafore. Someone had pulled a plug out of his boat, causing it to take water on board. Viafore was tossed out of the boat at some point during the trip, and tried desperately to get back on board. According to his fiancée, Angelika, the two ran into trouble on the way back after a 3-5 foot wave crashed up against the boat. She also told police that she told her boyfriend to try to swim back to the boat, but he was unable. Suddenly, he disappeared under the water, as reported by the Daily Mail.

After his dead body was recovered, police officials accused his girlfriend of deliberately disabling the boat, and pushing Vincent Viafore’s paddles out of his reach. A new interrogation tape seems to show Graswald admitting to killing her lover.

Vincent Viafore Kayaking 2015 Timeline

April 29 — Vincent Viafore and Angelika Graswald head out into the waters of the Hudson River. In perfect weather, they go to Pollepell Island to see the Hudson River castle, a romantic getaway that attracts many couples. At around 7:30 p.m., the weather changes, causing three to five foot waves. Vincent is knocked out of the boat and drowns. Angelika calls 911.

April 21 — New York City police officials are still searching the waters for the missing kayaker.

April 30 — Law enforcement officials charge Angelika with second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend.

May 23 — A body is found in the water, near where the Poughkeepsie man drowned. It is identified as 46-year-old Vincent Viafore.

September — The coroner rules Viafore’s death a homicide.

For the rest of this story, you won’t want to miss tonight’s exciting episode. 48 Hours will air the Vincent Viafore’s true story tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. See the tease below. In previous reports, Inquisitr has featured two other CBS 48 Hours stories, such as the George Smith, Jennifer Hagel cruise death case and the death of Aspen socialite Nancy Pfister.

“Can never-before-seen evidence prove there was no murder in the case against a woman charged with killing her fiancé during a kayaking trip? “48 Hours” correspondent peter Van Peter Van Sant investigates.”

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