Lake Ronkonkoma Kayaker’s Body Found, Cops Say

Lake Ronkonkoma

The body of the kayaker who went missing nine days ago in Lake Ronkonkoma has been recovered, Suffolk County police said Saturday.

He was identified as 40-year-old Kevin Conley of Sound Beach.

Conley’s body was recovered in the lake, police said.

Police released a brief statement which said his body was recovered Saturday afternoon. Suffolk police and New York State police were both involved in Saturday’s recovery operation.

Conley’s body was transported to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said.

Conley went missing Aug. 14 after witnesses saw him calling for help around 3:30 p.m. A rescue attempt by Good Samaritans failed when they eventually lost sight of him.

Police recovered Conley’s kayak last Saturday.

The search went on for more than a week with authorities searching Lake Ronkonkoma “continuously as manpower permitted,” the spokeswoman said.

State police were brought in Saturday for assistance, she said.

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