Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

A 45-year-old kayaker has been found dead by the Coast Guard after allegedly trying to paddle across the water near New York City in the dark ahead of a northern Easter that hit the region.

Laurence Broderick, who was wearing a life jacket, was spotted without reacting at noon Tuesday by a rescue swimmer near Orchard Beach in the city’s Bronx borough, according to Fox5 NY.

The station reports that Broderick left Hempstead Bay on Long Island around noon. 21 Monday night on a trip to Mamaroneck, about 6 miles away by waterway. Hours later, a northern Easter moved into the area, causing strong winds and heavy rain.

Laurence Broderick, right, and the kayak he traveled in.

Laurence Broderick, right, and the kayak he traveled in.

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Broderick’s red kayak and cell phone also appeared in New Rochelle, just north of where his body was found, Fox5 NY reports.

The Coast Guard had set out on a search for him on Tuesday after receiving a message that he was missing.

Broderick tried to travel from Hempstead Bay to Mamaroneck, according to Fox5 NY.

Broderick tried to travel from Hempstead Bay to Mamaroneck, according to Fox5 NY.

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“The Coast Guard and the area’s law enforcement team were diligently searching for Mr. Broderick from the moment we were informed he was missing, and as with anyone affected by the news, we were hoping for a different outcome of today’s mission,” Capt. Zeita Merchant, said the head of the Coast Guard Sector New York in a statement.

She described the events as “truly tragic in nature, and we continue to urge all recreational craft users in the area to heed weather and condition warnings when considering whether or not to go out on the water.”

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