Update (11:30 a.m.): Southold police recovered the body of a Queens man early Saturday morning after an extensive search Friday night after a rowboat overturned in Long Island Sound and only one person managed to swim to shore.
Police identified the deceased man as Jose Martinez-Amaya, 28. His body was recovered at 5:30 a.m. near where the vessel overturned, police said.
The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office transported Mr. Martinez-Amaya to their office for examination.
Police did not disclose the identity of the other person in the rowboat who swam to shore and was treated for hypothermia.
Original Story: One person was reported missing after a row boat overturned in Long Island Sound Friday night near Greenport, according Southold Town police.
Police were alerted around 7 p.m. that the 9-foot row boat reportedly overturned in the area of Cliffside Resort Condominiums. One person in the boat swam to shore and the other person was unaccounted for.
A search began by the Greenport Fire Department and town police with assistance from Suffolk County aviation and the Coast Guard.
The person who swam to shore was treated for hypothermia and transported to Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital. The second person remains missing.
Police did not disclose any identities.