Coast Guard searching for missing paraglider in Peconic Bay, NY

25-foot response boatBOSTON — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing paraglider near Robins Island, Southold, New York.

At approximately 5:45 p.m. Sunday the Coast Guard was notified by South Hampton Dispatch of a missing paraglider.

Coast Guard Station Shinnecock launched a 25-foot Response Boat Small crew to search.

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist the search by air.

North Sea Fire Department, South Hampton Bay Constables, and Suffolk Police Department Aviation are involved in searching for the missing person.

“It’s always important, when your going out on the water, to make sure you let a family member or friend know what your plan is,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Rodocker, command duty officer at Sector Long Island Sound command center. “Having someone on land that knows where you were going and a time frame for your outing is very helpful for first responders.”

The paraglider was last seen at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday. If you have any information regarding the missing person contact Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center at (203) 468-4401.

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