Missing boater from Rockland identified

Rafael Lemus was one of five people on a boat that sank in the waters of the Long Island Sound near Cockenoe Island last month.

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2023, 5:35 PM

Updated 259 days ago

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Connecticut police have identified a missing boater from Rockland County as they continue their search.
They have identified the missing individual as 34-year-old Rafael Lemus, from Suffern.
He was one of five people on a boat that sank in the waters of the Long Island Sound near Cockenoe Island last month.
While three individuals were rescued by a group of boaters, Lemus and another man were unaccounted for.
The remains of Juan Gabriel Valle Pineda, from Spring Valley, were discovered about 3 miles northeast of the sunken boat.


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