Man Who Rafted From Long Island to Connecticut Found Sleeping in Garbage Can - NBC New York

Man Who Rafted From Long Island to Connecticut Found Sleeping in Garbage Can

Man Who Rafted From Long Island to Connecticut Found Sleeping in Garbage Can
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Police said this is the raft two people were in when they ran into problems after leaving Long Island.

Officials looking for a man who disappeared on a rafting trip across the Long Island Sound say they found him sleeping in a garbage can in Connecticut Thursday morning.

The man, 33-year-old William Brandon McCreery, disappeared after heading on a rafting trip from Greenport, New York, Wednesday at about 5 p.m., officials say. McCreery called a friend at about 7 p.m., indicating that there was a problem.

Police and members of the Coast Guard say they started searching for McCreery after receiving reports about boaters knocking on doors in Clinton, Connecticut, seeking help. 

Officials found McCreery later Thursday sleeping in a garbage can in Clinton. It's not clear if he was suffering from hypothermia.

Clinton and Greenport are separated by about 16 miles of water. 

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