LINDENHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man has been reported missing after his damaged boat was recovered off the South Shore of Long Island Sunday morning.
According to police, Andrew Weis, 48, of Lindenhurst, left Gilgo Beach in his 13-foot boat at around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, headed towards Lindenhurst.
However, police say Weis’ boat was discovered by authorities in the Great South Bay near Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst at around 7:30 a.m. Weis was not on the vessel, and the boat had visible damage.
Investigators believe Weis may have been involved in an accident while on the water.
CBS2 reports that detectives believe the experienced sailor may have been involved in a boating accident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.