- Associated Press - Sunday, June 4, 2017

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a search for a missing boater has been suspended.

It had begun after a grounded vessel was discovered with a dog on board, and a man’s cellphone and wallet left behind.

The Coast Guard says authorities were notified Saturday evening that a 21-foot boat had been grounded near Glen Cove, New York, with personal items and a dog still on board.

The Coast Guard searched an area of 225 nautical square miles around the Long Island location where the boat was found before suspending the search on Sunday.

The missing boater has been identified as Ralph Fletcher, but no other information has been given out.

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