Search suspended for boater in Long Island Sound

Officials suspended their search Wednesday night for at least one boater that may be missing in the Long Island Sound.Witnesses say they saw a boat partially under water Tuesday. When crews arrived, the

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2008, 2:14 AM

Updated 5,776 days ago

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Officials suspended their search Wednesday night for at least one boater that may be missing in the Long Island Sound.Witnesses say they saw a boat partially under water Tuesday. When crews arrived, the 24-foot fishing boat was at the bottom of the Sound. Authorities also discovered a cooler, gas tank and wallet in a plastic bag floating nearby.The owner of the boat was located and told officials that he lent the boat to someone. Police have identified the missing man as 28-year-old Edwin Flores, of Oyster Bay. According to police, his car and boat trailer were found at the Roosevelt Park boat ramp. His aunt says he does not know how to swim.Officials say they do not yet know if more than one person was on the boat.


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