A Long Island man was found dead several hours after he was thrown into the water when a powerboat driven by an allegedly drunk 26-year-old hit his fishing boat. Police say they found 39-year-old Christopher Mannino’s body under the Robert Moses Causeway in Long Island’s Great South Bay around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, after a nine hour search. The pilot of the speedboat which hit his boat, Brian Andreski, was charged with boating while intoxicated.
Mannino went missing around 5 a.m. Saturday morning after Andreski's 25-foot Skater speedboat struck the side of the 1967 38-foot Hatteras that Mannino and four others were in. Mannino was thrown into the ocean; the other passengers, who were all on their way to a shark-fishing tournament, were unhurt. Andreski and a passenger in his boat were also thrown over because of the crash, but both were found soon after and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.