Coast Guard, Local Agencies searching for an overdue boater near Gilgo Beach, New York

60 45 Cape CodNEW YORK – Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for an overdue boater, Sunday in the vicinity of Gilgo Beach, New York.

Missing is Andrew Weis, a 48-year-old male.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received notification of an overdue boater in an eight-foot white and gray dinghy.

Weis’ girlfriend reported that he had left from Gilgo Beach at approximately 5:30 p.m., Saturday, en-route to Anchorage Yacht Club in Lindenhurst, New York.

Weis was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, beige shorts, and a white hat. He is an experienced boater and a strong swimmer who had a life jacket onboard.

Searching for Mr. Weis are:

  • A Coast Guard Station Fire Island Smallboat crew
  • A Coast Guard MH-60 Jawhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
  • Babylon Fire Department crews
  • West Babylon Fire Department Crews
  • Suffolk Marine and Air crews

The Sector Command Center is broadcasting an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast to all mariners along the New York Coast.

The public is asked to contact the Coast Guard Command Center at 203-468-4421 for any information that may help locate Weis.

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