Police: Missing boater found dead in Great South Bay near Great River

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Police say the search for a missing boater in the Great South Bay has come to a tragic end Wednesday.

They say the body of Samuel Gutierez, 47, was found floating in the water near Timber Point in Great River around 2 p.m.

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The man, from East Islip, had been missing since late Monday night when he fell off a boat near Heckscher Park.

Police say he was not wearing a life jacket when he went overboard.

 

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