The U.S. Coast Guard released this photo of the boat that...

The U.S. Coast Guard released this photo of the boat that washed ashore at Smith Point Beach on Fire Island on Sunday.  Credit: USCG

The man whose 26-foot blue motor boat washed up on Fire Island empty on Sunday has been identified as a 52-year-old from Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County police said Thursday morning.

The boater, Todd Mauro, left the South Shore Boat Yard in Patchogue on Sunday and was last seen at about 11:30 a.m., police said.

The empty boat was found on Smith Point Beach at around 8:15 p.m. on Sunday.

Suffolk Marine Police Bureau officers are continuing their search, a police spokeswoman said Thursday.

The Coast Guard said it also searched for the missing boater Monday, but suspended its efforts that night.

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