Officials: Body of missing boater found on Port Jefferson beach

Crews spent the night searching for 73 year old James Biello, of Bay Shore, who is still missing.

Crews spent the night searching for 73 year old James Biello, of Bay Shore, who is still missing. (10/5/16)

PORT JEFFERSON - Police say they found the body of a missing boater on the beach near the Old Field Lighthouse in Port Jefferson.

Officials identified the body as James Bilello, 73, of Bay Shore, who went missing after a boating mishap. The body of 80-year-old Charles Petrie, of Holtsville, was recovered in Port Jefferson Harbor yesterday.

The Coast Guard says the two men were fishing when something wrapped around the propeller of their 20-foot boat and caused it to overturn.

Officials say Biello's body was found around 11:30 a.m.

 

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