Body of Deceased Male Recovered from Flanders Bay

Sullivan - Marine Patrol has recovered the body of a male who reportedly went in the water this morning at approximately 10:30 after the canoe he and another man were in capsized approximately 100 yards from shore near Ober Cove Road in Flanders Bay, Sullivan.

According to Marine Patrol reports, the two were planning to harvest clams when their canoe capsized. One of the two swam to shore and called 911 while the other did not make it to shore. Marine Patrol conducted a search nearby with three patrol vessels and along the shore on foot.

The body of the deceased male was recovered at approximately 1:30 pm by Marine Patrol and confirmed deceased by local EMS. The canoe has also been recovered. Marine Patrol reports that neither appear to have been wearing life jackets. Names of the two men are being withheld until the family of the deceased man is notified.

The US Coast Guard was also involved in the search with a 47' rescue boat, and helicopter. Sullivan Fire Department, and good Samaritans were also on-scene searching.

Water temperature at the time of the search was 52 degrees.