Coast Guard suspends search for paraglider reported missing near Peconic Bay, New York

25-foot response boatNEW YORK – Coast Guard rescue crews suspend their search for a paraglider reported missing near Peconic Bay, New York, today.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center were notified by South Hampton Dispatch of a paraglider reported missing near Robbins Island, New York, Sunday.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Shinnecock rescue boat crew
  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crew
  • North Sea Fire Department
  • South Hampton Bay Constables
  • Suffolk Police Department

The Coast Guard and local agencies searched for more than 16 hours.

There were no reports of a missing person and no other signs of distress in the area.

The Coast Guard would like to remind all mariners to please file a float plan letting a friend or family member know you are going on the water, where you plan on being and when you plan to return.  It is also important to label your recreational equipment as you would all of your other marine equipment in the event that something might happen.

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