One man died and another swam to shore after their rowboat overturned Friday night in the Long Island Sound near Greenport, Southold police said.
The body of Jose Martinez-Anaya, 28, of Queens, was found on the beach around 5:30 a.m., Saturday not far from where the 9-foot rowboat capsized by the Cliff Side condominiums about 7 p.m. Friday, Southold police said in a statement. The Long Island Sound was rough Friday night, according to the Coast Guard.
The man who swam to shore was treated for hypothermia by the Greenport Fire Department and taken to a hospital Friday night, Southold police said.
Southold Police said they were assisted in the search for the boaters by the Greenport Fire Department, the Suffolk County Aviation unit and the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard said the body of another missing boater, Matthew Lyon, 49, who set out Friday afternoon about 2 p.m. from Connecticut's Baker Cove, near Groton, in a 14-foot boat, was found two nautical miles north of Great Gull Island around 9:47 a.m. on Saturday.
Great Gull Island, part of Suffolk, divides the Long Island and Block Island sounds.
Lyon was reported missing by his wife around 5:30 p.m., the Coast Guard said.
"We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Matthew Lyon," said Capt. Eva Van Camp, commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, in the statement.
"This tragedy emphasizes the inherent dangers of marine activities, and we urge all boaters to take basic steps to ensure their safety before getting underway, including checking the weather, filing a float plan and wearing a life jacket. We're grateful for the effective coordination we have with our partner agencies which led to the quick recovery of Mr. Lyon's body."