SAYVILLE, N.Y. — A man operated a boat while allegedly intoxicated and struck a jetty on Long Island, causing one of his passengers to fall into the water and go missing, police said Monday.
A group of people were onboard a 2003 Parker center console boat in the Great South Bay in Sayville when the vessel struck a jetty at the end of Browns River Road just before 1:30 a.m., police said.
One of the passengers fell into the water and went missing, cops said.
The 25-year-old man was not wearing a life jacket when he was thrown overboard, according to police.
The boat operator, Jack Benjamin, and a woman on the boat were taken to the hospital for their injuries and were released, police said.
Three other passengers were not injured, according to authorities.
Benjamin, 25, faces a charge of boating while intoxicated, cops said.
As of late Monday morning, crews continued their search for the missing passenger.