POINT LOOKOUT, Long Island -- One man has died and another person remains missing after a 22-foot Angler fishing boat was hit by multiple large waves off the coast of Long Island, overturning the vessel and throwing four occupants overboard.
The accident happened in the Jones Beach inlet on Saturday morning.
Detectives say they are currently searching for Joseph Sparacio, 65, of Farmingdale. He is described as a white man, 5,'10" and 180 pounds with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, green-colored Grundens, white-colored fishing boots, and possibly an orange-colored life jacket.
A family traveling in another boat called the Coast Guard just after 10 a.m. after they had come upon the overturned boat.
The BRETT ALLIE 5 rescued two people, 24 and 26 years old, who were wearing life jackets and clinging to the vessel's hull.
Two boats from the Coast Guard's Jones Beach Station then arrived on the scene.
Both men were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
New York City Police Aviation Dive Team found John Costa, 54, of Farmingdale in the water. He was pronounced dead shortly before noon.
The boat was recovered and removed from the scene by Nassau County Marine Bureau and the investigation is ongoing.
Detectives request anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or to call 911.
1 dead, 1 missing after boat capsized off Long Island coast