Coast Guard searching for kayaker missing off Long Island

October 26, 2021 GMT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard was searching Tuesday for a kayaker who went missing off Long Island.

Coast Guard officials got a report shortly after 5:30 a.m. that Laurence Broderick, 45, had not returned from a kayaking trip Monday night.

Broderick reportedly left Hempstead at about 9 p.m. — a few hours before heavy rain started falling in the region — and was headed to Mamaroneck.

He was described as wearing summer clothes and traveling in a red kayak.

Officers from several local police departments were assisting the Coast Guard in the search.