Two men dead after leaving Hammonasset in kayak, paddleboard
UPDATE: The body of a man missing in the waters of Long Island Sound was recovered shortly after noon Monday in Gardiners Bay, a short distance from the Suffolk County Long Island town of Southold, N.Y.
The recovery was made shortly after noon by the Clinton Police Department, which had joined in a search for him along with several local police and fire departments in CT and Long Island, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.
(Original posting) CONNECTICUT: One person was pronounced dead Monday morning and two others were taken to the hospital after they were found on a beach in the Suffolk County Long Island town of Southold, N.Y.
A fourth person who was apparently with them when they set off with a kayak and a paddleboard from Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, sometime Sunday evening is still missing, according to the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) police.
The deceased is a 31-year old male, officials said. He was pronounced dead by Long Island authorities in Southold.
The two others – an adult female and a young girl — were taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital where they are being treated for hypothermia and are in stable condition.
The woman and youngster were found on the beach early Monday morning after their calls were heard by a nearby resident, DEEP officials said. The deceased was located a short distance away.
The missing person is a 44-year-old man from Manchester, CT.
EnCon Police are assisting the Southold Police Department in the investigation. There is still an ongoing search for the missing person involving the U.S. Coast Guard and multiple local fire departments.