Search For Missing Kayaker Continues

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives and Fourth Squad detectives are investigating the disappearance of a kayaker who was reported missing in Ronkonkoma August 14.

Witnesses called 911 after they observed a distressed kayaker in Lake Ronkonkoma, located off of Lake Shore Drive, at approximately 3:30 p.m.  The man was calling for help and several good Samaritans attempted to help but they lost sight of him, according to police. 

Officers from the Suffolk County Marine Bureau, Emergency Service Section, Aviation Section and Parks Police responded to the scene, along with members of numerous fire departments.  A search was conducted and was suspended hours later due to darkness., but resumed on August 15.

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