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 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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