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Suffolk County Man Dies After Falling From Personal Watercraft

The water south of Tanner Park in Copiague.
The water south of Tanner Park in Copiague. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

Police are investigating the death of a Long Island man who was found in the water.

Joseph Kelly, 51, of Babylon, launched his personal watercraft from Amityville on Sunday, Oct. 18 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Suffolk County Police said.

When Kelly did not return to shore, an acquaintance notified police at approximately 7:50 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19. 

Following a search, Kelly and his watercraft were located in Copiague in the water south of Tanner Park at approximately 11 a.m., police said.

Kelly was pronounced dead by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

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