Two missing fishermen whose bodies were recovered from Smithtown Bay early Wednesday morning have been identified, officials said.
They are Roberto Guevarra, 36, and Roberto Murillo, 60, both of whom lived in Huntington Station, Suffolk police said in a statement.
Both men were wearing their life jackets when they were found, officials said.
One individual was recovered by Suffolk police at about 6 a.m. The second was retrieved not far from an overturned canoe by a Coast Guard crew out of Eatons Neck at around 6:45 a.m., Coast Guard Petty Officer Anthony Pappaly said by telephone.
The duo had embarked aboard a small, motorized canoe from Makamah Beach in Fort Salonga sometime around 6:25 p.m. Tuesday. A relative alerted the authorities that they were missing at around 9:22 p.m.
The searchers included Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau, Aviation Section and patrol officers; multiple fire departments; and representatives from the Huntington Harbormaster and the U.S. Coast Guard, which contributed two cutters, a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft based on Cape Cod, officials said.
Anyone who can help detectives should call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.