CAPE MAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday suspended its search off the New Jersey coast for a missing Long Island man, a day after his sailboat was found adrift nine miles out to sea with no one aboard.
Vincent Tangorra, 56, a former New York City bus driver from Bethpage, had been attempting to take his sailboat to North Carolina for the winter when he ran into engine trouble and had to turn back, his brother, Ray Tangorra, told The Press of Atlantic City.READ MORE: New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza Stepping Down
A Coast Guard spokesperson told The Press Of Atlantic City that the search had been suspended pending further developments. Tangorra’s family has vowed to do whatever it takes to bring him home.
“If there’s an opportunity to continue the search on our own, we’ll do whatever we can to bring my brother Vinnie home,” Ray Tangorra said.