Man arrested for BWI, one of his passengers is still missing

Man arrested for BWI, one of his passengers is still missing

SAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a motorboat passenger was thrown overboard when the boat he was riding in hit a jetty off Long Island. Suffolk County police say the man remained missing hours later, and the pilot of the boat was arrested for boating while intoxicated. The boat hit a jetty in Sayville shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday. Police say a 25-year-old man was thrown overboard. He was not wearing a life jacket. The U.S. Coast Guard assisted officers from area police and fire departments in searching for the man, but he was still missing Tuesday morning.

 

Photo: View of the 168 foot tall tower of the Fire Island Lighthouse on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Fire Island, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)