Officials have found the body of a veteran NYPD officer who went missing Friday after a kayaking accident on Long Island. Police picked up officer Patrick Luca's five-year-old son floating in Long Island's Nissequogue River yesterday after the accident; and following a long search, they found Luca today, about a mile from where he was last seen.

Luca and his son set out in an inflatable kayak from Kings Park, and floated into the river about 1:30 p.m. A little over an hour later, a passing boater saw the boy bobbing in the water in a life vest. He was not injured, and told rescuers his father hadn't been wearing a life jacket, went under, and never resurfaced. "He was a little upset, shivering. So we called it in to the Coast Guard and bay constables -- and the world responded," said Teddy Sandomenico, one of the boaters who found him.

After searching a 25-square mile radius in the past 24 hours, police discovered Luca's body today; although it has not yet been formally identified, the officer was still carrying his wallet and a firearm issued by the NYPD. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly issued a statement about Luca, a 21-year-veteran: “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.”