Search continues in Oyster Bay, New Jersey for missing fisherman

NEW YORK-The multi-agency search for a missing fisherman continues in Oyster Bay, N.Y.

Edwin Flores, whose wallet was floating in debris, was fishing for clams about a half mile off shore when his boat sank for unknown reasons.

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew is performing search patterns. Coast Guard rescue boat crews from Station Eaton’s Neck, Station Kings Point. Greenwich, Stamford and Nassau County Police Department boats are also searching.

So far a sunken 17-foot boat, a gas can, a cooler, buckets, nets, and a clamming rake were found near Peacock Point, east of Matinecock Point, by Good Samaritans and law enforcement agencies.

The search area has been expanded to 40 square miles since it began yesterday.

“With the cooperation of Nassau County Police we are saturating the area with rescuers to try and find the fisherman,” said Ensign John Lamorte, command duty officer at Sector Long Island Sound.

The incident was originally reported by a Good Samaritan who came upon floating debris yesterday at12:40 p.m.

Anyone with information regarding Edwin Flores should call the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center at: 203-468-4401/4402.

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