Active Search for Missing Boater, Damaged Vessel Recovered in Great South Bay

Suffolk County Police and the United States Coast Guard are actively searching for a boater reported missing last night whose damaged vessel was recovered early this morning.

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Detectives believe the boater was involved in a boating accident. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

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Lindenhurst, NY - August 14, 2016 - Suffolk County Police and the United States Coast Guard are actively searching for a boater reported missing last night whose damaged vessel was recovered early this morning.

Andrew Weis left Gilgo Beach aboard his 13-foot boat in the Great South Bay on August 13 at approximately 5:30 p.m. with an intended destination of Lindenhurst. Weis, 48, of Lindenhurst, never reached his destination.

Weis’ boat was recovered this morning in the Great South Bay off Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst at approximately 7:30 a.m. on August 14.

Based on damage to the boat, detectives believe Weis was involved in a boating accident.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.