The body of a fisherman lost at sea earlier this summer has been found just north of Fishers Island, according to the victim’s son.
Daniel Strelczuk, 62, of Thompson, went missing on the Thames River in May while sailing alongside the Charles W. Morgan. Strelczuk’s boat turned up several hours later with its motor still running, but Strelczuk was nowhere to be found.
The Coast Guard searched Long Island Sound for 19 hours after Strelczuk’s disappearance was reported, but called off the search as darkness fell and the waves became rough.
Strelczuk’s son, Adam, said his father’s body was discovered Saturday, bringing closure to his grieving family.
State police are still examining Daniel Strelczuk’s dental records to confirm the body’s identity, but Adam Strelczuk said his father was found wearing the same clothing as the day he went missing, and that the body’s height, weight and physical description – including scars and birthmarks – matched up.