Babylon mayor: Body of missing boater found in Great South Bay

As News 12 has reported, 28-year-old James Jaronczyk's boat crashed when it hit a wave on the Great South Bay around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

News 12 Staff

May 11, 2023, 1:29 PM

Updated 341 days ago

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The mayor of the village of Babylon tells News 12 that the body of a boater who went missing in the Great South Bay Sunday has been found.
As News 12 has reported, 28-year-old James Jaronczyk's boat crashed when it hit a wave on the Great South Bay around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
"As much as it is sad today for all of us here in the village and for the family, there's also a relief that James is coming home," says Babylon Mayor Mary E. Adams. "And that is what matters most."
Jaronczyk's body was found at the bottom of the bay by the Suffolk County Police Marine Unit early Thursday just west of the village pool where crews had been concentrating.
Search and rescue teams have had boats out on the Great South Bay searching since the Massapequa man went missing. Volunteers were also helping in the search to find him.
Mayor Adams says she was with the boater's family when they heard the news.
Adams describes "a lot of frustration, a lot of crying and then a sense of relief and thanking God for letting them bring their son home."
The mayor says the pool parking lot will only be open to family and friends of Jaronczyk out of respect.


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