HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. (AP) — The body of an 18-year-old kayaker has been recovered after he went missing while paddling in Long Island’s Great Peconic Bay. The U.S. Coast Guard says Raistlin Ruther of Riverhead launched his kayak around 8 a.m. Saturday in South Jamesport. He was reported overdue shortly after 4 p.m. Multiple agencies, including teams from Riverhead and Suffolk County police as well as Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter, searched area waterways. Ruther’s blue kayak was found off the shore of Hampton Bays around 7:40 p.m. and his body was found in the water an hour later.
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