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Kayaker drowns in Lake Ronkonkoma

RONKONKOMA - Suffolk County Police, with assistance from troopers with the New York State Police, recovered the body of the kayaker who went missing in Lake Ronkonkoma on August 14. The body of Kevin Conley, 40, of Sound Beach, was recovered around noon Sunday and transported to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The identity of the kayaker is being withheld pending positive identification.

Witnesses called 911 after they observed a distressed kayaker.  The man was calling for help and several good Samaritans attempted to help but they lost sight of him. 

Officers from the Suffolk County Marine Bureau, Emergency Service Section, Aviation Section and Parks Police responded to the scene, along with members of numerous fire departments.