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Fisherman vanishes off Long Island’s Crab Meadow Beach; kayak found: police

Posted at 7:44 AM, Jun 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-12 10:54:31-04

FORT SALONGA, N.Y. — A kayak has been found during the search for a missing fisherman who went kayaking off Long Island’s Crab Meadow Beach over the weekend, the police said Monday.

Selvin Vasquez-Enamorado, 24, launched his kayak between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday near Crab Meadow Beach, in Fort Salonga, according to Suffolk County police.

When Vasquez-Enamorado didn’t return home, a friend called 911 at about 6 p.m. The Coast Guard was contacted by the Huntington Harbor Master, and the search began.

The missing kayak has been recovered, and the search for Vasquez-Enamorado continues, Suffolk County police said Monday morning.

Anyone who spots Vasquez-Enamorado is asked to contact Sector Long Island Sound at 203-468-4401.

Agencies involved in the search include the Coast Guard’s Eatons Neck station, Coast Guard air station in Cape Cod, New York State park rangers and Suffolk County marines.

Prior to kayaking, the Coast Guard gives the following advice:

  • Before heading out on the water all mariners, including kayakers and other human-powered craft, should be well informed about the waterways they plan to use.
  • Prior to heading out, tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • That friend of family members should know if you do not return by your expected time frame to call the Coast Guard or local authorities and say you may need assistance.