Authorities will conduct “sporadic” searches for the body of a missing kayaker in the waters of Lake Ronkonkoma until resources run out. “Newsday” reports police searched for about an hour yesterday with no luck.
According to witnesses, 40-year-old Kevin Conley was wearing a life vest when he tumbled into the water Thursday afternoon but that the vest popped off and it was clear he was in trouble. Good Samaritans tried to help, paddling toward the man in floating tubes, but they quickly lost sight of him as he disappeared into the lake.
Marine and aviation units, as well as divers, have been involved in the search.