Coast Guard searching for missing N.Y. boater

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater near Jacobs Point, N.Y., today.

Missing is Ciro Stellgas, 59, of Selden, N.Y.

Riverhead Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound stating that they received a call from an individual aboard a sailing vessel stating it was taking on water approximately three miles north of Jacobs Point.

According to Riverhead Police, Stellgas was reportedly sailing from James Creek, N.Y. on Thursday, and headed to Port Washington, N.Y. aboard a 26-foot fiberglass sailboat named “MAC” with New York State registration number NY7059FR.

Agencies involved in the search:

·      An MH-60 helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod

·      A rescue crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Newport, R.I.

·      A 45-foot rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Haven

·      A 45-foot rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New London

·      Suffolk County Police Marine and Air division

·      Riverhead Police Department

·      Wading River Police Department

·      Southold Police Department

Anyone with information regarding the location of Ciro Stellgas is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center immediately at203-468-4401.

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