Body of missing kayaker in Lake Ronkonkoma found

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RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — Police have recovered the body of a kayaker reported missing 10 days ago in Long Island's Lake Ronkonkoma.

Suffolk County Police say they found 40-year-old Kevin Conley's body around 12 p.m. Saturday during a search with state police.

Conley's father told Newsday last week that the Sound Beach man had the degenerative brain disorder Huntington's disease.

Conley disappeared August 14 after witnesses say he was in the water and his life vest came off. Police found Conley's kayak a day later.

Parts of the 243-acre Lake Ronkonkoma are 65 feet deep, but most of it is less than 15 feet deep. It's Long Island's largest freshwater lake.

Drownings there have fueled an urban legend in which a "Lady of the Lake" spirit claims a victim each year.


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