A forty five-year-old kayaker has been discovered lifeless by the Coast Guard after reportedly attempting to paddle throughout waters close to New York City in darkness forward of a nor’easter that battered the area. 

Laurence Broderick, who was carrying a life jacket, was found unresponsive noon Tuesday by a rescue swimmer close to Orchard Beach within the metropolis’s Bronx borough, in keeping with Fox5 NY. 

The station experiences that Broderick left Hempstead Bay in Long Island round 9 p.m. Monday night time on a journey to Mamaroneck, about 6 miles away by water. Hours later a nor’easter moved into the realm, bringing robust winds and heavy rain. 

Laurence Broderick, right, and the kayak he was traveling in.

Laurence Broderick, proper, and the kayak he was touring in.


Broderick’s crimson kayak and mobile phone additionally turned up in New Rochelle, simply north of the place his physique was discovered, Fox5 NY experiences. 

The Coast Guard had set out on a seek for him Tuesday after receiving a report that he was lacking. 

Broderick was trying to travel from Hempstead Bay to Mamaroneck, according to Fox5 NY.

Broderick was attempting to journey from Hempstead Bay to Mamaroneck, in keeping with Fox5 NY.

“The Coast Guard and area law enforcement teams searched diligently for Mr. Broderick from the moment we were informed that he was missing and, as with everyone impacted by the news, were hoping for a different outcome of today’s mission,” Capt. Zeita Merchant, the commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, stated in a press release. 

She described the occasions as “truly tragic in nature, and we continue to urge all recreational craft users in the area to heed weather and condition warnings as they consider whether or not to go out on the water.”