Sailor Missing off Jacobs Point, NY
May 5, 2014
As of 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, the Coast Guard was searching for a missing boater near Jacobs Point, New York, today. Missing is Ciro Stellgas, 59, of Selden, New York.
Riverhead Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound stating that they received a call at around 1:00 p.m. from an individual aboard a sailing vessel stating it was taking on water approximately 3 miles north of Jacobs Point.
According to Riverhead Police, Stellgas was reportedly sailing from James Creek, New York, on Thursday, headed to Port Washington aboard a 26’ fiberglass sailboat named “MAC” with New York State registration number NY7059FR.
Agencies involved in the search:
- An MH-60 helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
- A rescue crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Newport, R.I.
- A 45-foot rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New Haven
- A 45-foot rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New London
- Suffolk County Police Marine and Air division