Long Island Sound, approximately 3 miles north of Belle Terre, New York on Monday, June 19, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 41-year-old Commack man whose body was discovered in the Long Island Sound this afternoon.

Someone on board the Park City, a Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company ferry, spotted a body floating in the water, approximately 3 miles north of Belle Terre, at approximately 2 p.m. The Stratford Fire Department responded and recovered the body which was transported to the Town of Brookhaven Port Jefferson Marina.

The victim, Gregory Blanco, had launched in a kayak from Northport. He was pronounced dead by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner who will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Case#: EB/1750

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