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.