FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities in Connecticut say rescuers have recovered the bodies of two fishermen who went missing on Long Island Sound.

Fairfield police Chief Gary McNamara told The Connecticut Post that the two bodies were recovered after 4 p.m. Saturday. He identified the victims as 32-year-old Victor Paulino and 40-year-old Jose Cruz, both of Yonkers, New York.

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended a search for the missing men around 2 p.m. after searching a 22-square mile area surrounding Penfield Reef.

Authorities said the search began after six people fishing near the reef were swept out to sea. Three people had made it back to shore, and a fourth person was rescued.

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