Update: Rescuers Continue to Search for Missing Person in Manhasset Bay

Three others rescued from capsized boat and treated for hypothermia.

Rescuers continue to search for a missing person Thursday after a boat capsized in Manhasset Bay in Port Washington.

Four men, three who worked at , and one who worked at  had taken a row boat out between 1-4 a.m., said Port Washington Fire Department Chief Geoffrey Cole.  The men may have been under the influence of alcohol, police said. Three were rescued and treated at St. Francis Hospital for hypothermia.

Rescue workers say the missing person may be clinging to a boat, or may have swum to Great Neck or Manhasset. The three who were rescued returned to Town Dock at about 3 p.m. and talked with police, but did not want to speak with the media. With them were a woman believed to be the missing person's sister and also possibly his father, none of whom would speak with the press. 

Police said there was a language barrier, but the men were communicating with a police officer fluent in Spanish.

Earlier in the afternoon, rescuers had found a pair of sneakers in the bay, that may belong to the missing person, police said.

Nassau County Police Lt. Kevin Smith said that police are not concerned that the four took a town rowboat. Their main concern right now is that the missing person should come forward and let police and his family know that he is okay.  

RHMcCabe October 13, 2011 at 06:04 PM
I was at the scene of the crime as a representative from the Town of North Hempstead said that they had stolen a boat.
Tom E. Turner October 13, 2011 at 06:16 PM
Earlier CBS reported they were in a row boat...so probably one of the town dock tenders normally used to reach moored boats? http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/10/13/search-underway-for-missing-boater-in-manhasset-bay/ Search Under Way For Missing Boater In Manhasset Bay Officials say four men, apparently intoxicated, were in a row boat that overturned near the town dock in Port Washington.
RHMcCabe October 13, 2011 at 06:27 PM
A stolen boat.
Tom E. Turner October 13, 2011 at 09:09 PM
NBCNewYork.com updated 10/13/2011 1:45:34 PM ET a short article at... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44892926/ns/local_news-new_york_ny/t/rescuers-search-missing-boater-long-island-bay/#.TpdRCZuIk8k So besides CBS, PATCH and NBC any other coverage so far?
Jack Sanders October 13, 2011 at 09:28 PM
For someone with "Lovin" in your name you are pretty hard-hearted. Woud you feel this way if the victims had been non-hispanic teenagers from Shreiber? Or four non-hispanic Port citizens? BTW- the guy who died while bicycling at 4am was probably heading to work, not out on a jaunt. MS-13? Wow.
RHMcCabe October 13, 2011 at 09:31 PM
They are thieves who stole a boat and the Police are not concerned,isn't that nice?
Lovin Port October 13, 2011 at 09:31 PM
Live webcam here - http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/content/7354/7125/7183/7449/default.aspx I guess my last comment was not PC and was deleted? Note the resources - at least 3 NCPD police cars, 2 NCPD ambulances (put them back in service and call the ME?), 2 NCPD police boats (the third is circling out of site), and 1 PWPD Durango. Maybe NCPD detectives in the car with tinted windows? Hourly rate anyone?
Jilliam Jacobs October 14, 2011 at 01:24 PM
Stolen boat or did the Town leave the boats unsecured and are afraid of being sued.
RHMcCabe October 14, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Maybe lovin Port would never have stolen a boat or a car or an airplane.
RHMcCabe October 15, 2011 at 03:23 AM
Hi Eric were you drinking when you wrote that you don't make any sense I hope you are not trying to insult me for stating my point of view?
NYB October 15, 2011 at 04:33 AM
Somebody buy the PWFD an appropriate watercraft please before they become victims.
Lynn Keating, Acupuncturist October 17, 2011 at 05:19 PM
For those who feel compassion for the young man who lost his life, donations are being collected at Amalfi, where he worked.
RHMcCabe October 17, 2011 at 05:21 PM
Thank you.


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