The body of a New York Police Department Officer, who went missing on Friday afternoon, was recovered from Long Island Sound early Saturday afternoon.
Patrick Luca's body was discovered by a passing boat about a mile from the spot he was last seen. Luca was on a kayak excursion with his five-year-old son when he disappeared into the water of Smithtown Bay.
According to Suffolk County Police, there was no life jacket on 41-year-old Luca's body when it was discovered.
Luca's body has been handed over to the U.S. Coast Guard station in Eaton's Neck.
Luca and his son went on a kayak ride in Nissequogue River on Friday. An hour after that Good Samaritans found the boy floating on his life jacket in Smithtown Bay.
Just after receiving the information of Luca's disappearance, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly initiated search operation with a team of four-member NYPD scuba team and Coast Gurad.
"On behalf of the New York City Police Department, I extend deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Luca, and our appreciation to the Suffolk County police for their support," he said in a statement.