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Missing Kayaker Found Dead After Boat, Phone Turn Up Along NY Beach: Coast Guard

Laurence Broderick left Hempstead for Mamaroneck Monday night but never made it to his destination, Coast Guard officials say

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A 45-year-old kayaker who left Long Island's Hempstead Monday night en route to Mamaroneck has been found dead, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Laurence Broderick's body was initially recovered by a Coast Guard unit hours after he disappeared, and was later transferred to New Rochelle's police marine unit. He was confirmed dead at a hospital a short time later.

Coast Guard officials had found his kayak, with his cellphone, at New Rochelle's Glen Island Beach around 2 p.m. Tuesday but he wasn't with his belongings. His body was found in the water near Orchard Beach in the Bronx.

The circumstances under which he died weren't immediately clear.

Crews started searching for Broderick before dawn Tuesday after getting a report that Broderick had never made it to Mamaroneck, where he lived and was due the night before. He had left Hempstead on a kayaking trip around 9 p.m., but Broderick's mother called police after he didn't return.

Nassau County, Westchester, Rye and Eastchester police departments were involved in the half-day search for him, along with the Coast Guard.

The investigation is ongoing.

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