The Coast Guard suspended its search at around 10 pm on Saturday, June 26, for a boater missing in the Long Island Sound near the coast of the Village of Larchmont.
The adult male had been swimming from a motorized boat anchored in the water off the Larchmont Shore Club.
According to a June 26 press release from Larchmont Police Chief John Poleway, Larchmont was notified around 1:24 pm on Saturday by the New Rochelle police that they had received a 911 call about the missing boater. A search was launched that included marine units from the New Rochelle police, the New York Police Department, the Coast Guard and the Village of Mamaroneck along with Westchester County Department of Public Safety Aviation.
The family of the missing man has been notified, but police have not released a name or identifying information. As of 9:30 am on Sunday, June 27, the search had not been resumed.
“There were two boats screeching – sirens blaring – out of Mamaroneck Harbor around 11 am [Saturday], followed by a Coast Guard cutter,” said Marcia Jaeger, a Mamaroneck resident and member of the Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club in Larchmont’s Manor Park. Her husband, Jerry Jaeger, saw the Mamaroneck boats go out, and the two also observed additional police activity later in the afternoon. “New Rochelle and Mount Vernon police were searching from Premium Point Shore at around 3 pm,” she reported.
You could see 3 helicopters, a number of boats – including ones from Sea Tow and Homeland Security – and a number of divers working the waters off HorseShoe Harbor for much of the afternoon on Saturday.
On Sunday morning, only one police boat could be seen going in the direction of Long Island.