A Suffolk Police spokesman confirmed to the Voice of the Day that Suffolk Underwater Marine Rescue crews located a body in the Great South Sound, near Babylon, at around 6.45am on Thursday, May 11.

The body was later identified as that of 28-year-old James Jaronczyk of Massapequa, according to a person named James Jaronczyk. Facebook Post from Babylon Village Mayor Mary Adams.

“James was found at the point where rescue teams and divers were concentrated on the west side of the village pool,” Adams said.

“Out of respect for the Jaronczyk family, the Village pool parking lot is open to family and friends only at this time.”

That marked the tragic end to a four-day search that began at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, when Jaronczyk was knocked off his 22-foot Progression speedboat after hitting a wave, according to police.

Multiple agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, Suffolk County Police Maritime Service and the local fire department, scoured for the man.

Relatives took to social media to implore the public to check out their backyards, private docks or anywhere on shore.

Coast Guard crews suspended the search for Jaronczyk on Tuesday, May 9.

“Babylon Village sends our love, thoughts and prayers to the entire Jaronczyk family,” Adams said.

A GoFundMe campaign aims to help the family pay for the memorial service.Those wishing to donate to the event can do it here.

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