(Copiague, NY)- Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found in the water off Tanner Park in Copiague. Officials say Joseph Kelly launched his personal watercraft from Amityville on October 18 at approximately 8:30 p.m. When Kelly did not return to shore, an acquaintance notified police at approximately 7:50 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2020. Following a search, Kelly and his watercraft were located in the water south of Tanner Park at approximately 11 a.m.
Kelly, 51, of Babylon, was pronounced dead by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.
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