A Westchester kayaker missing in Long Island Strait was reportedly found dead in the water and returned to the area by police.
Officials said a 45-year-old man from Mamaroneck went kayaking on Monday, October 25, but was not heard from after he left after speaking to his family that evening, which resulted in prompted her family to request a welfare check around 4 a.m. Tuesday October 26.
The Coast Guard said Laurence Broderick left Long Island’s Hempstead Park around 9 p.m. Monday night en route to Mamaroneck ahead of Tuesday’s Nor’easter.
His kayak and cell phone were found in Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, and his vehicle was later located at Mamaroneck Harbor, miles from the park.
The disappearance led to a massive aerial and sea search, and his body was reportedly found in the water near Orchard Beach in the Bronx and returned to the area by police.
Police reportedly returned the body to the area pending an investigation by the medical examiner.
Agencies involved in Broderick’s research included:
- 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Eatons Neck Station;
- 29 foot response boat from Coast Guard station at Kings Point;
- Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, MH-65 Dolphin helicopter;
- Coast Guard Cutter Beluga, 87 foot patrol boat;
- Nassau County Police;
- Westchester Police Department;
- Rye Police Department;
- Eastchester Police Department.
Anyone with possible information about Broderick’s whereabouts has been urged to call the Coast Guard Sector in New York at (718) 354-4037.
This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
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