Rescuers are searching by sea and air for a missing paddle boarder off Atlantic Beach. News 12 on Long Island reports that Gary Turkel, 41, was last seen paddle boarding over the weekend near Ocean Boulevard. At 6:50 p.m. Sunday, the fire department got a report of a missing person in the water.
Turkel’s family called to say he failed to return. He was not wearing a life jacket.
Gary was last seen at 1565 Ocean Blvd. in Atlantic Beach, wearing blue shorts and a white T-shirt, using his paddle board on the ocean.
The Coast Guard and Nassau Police Marine Bureau, as well as the Rockaway Shomrim and others, are participating and assisting in the search. The search is focused on a 391-square-mile area mostly off shore.
All are asked to daven for the welfare of Chaim Yosef ben Esther Malka.