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Cops: Dead body found on Island beach

On Nov. 8, at 4:12 p.m. Shelter Island Police Department officers were dispatched on a call about a possible deceased person on the beach on the southside of Mashomack in the Smith Cove waterway.

The officers discovered  a dead man, apparently drowned.

The Southampton Police Department was notified regarding a possible connection to a missing person investigation.

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office responded to the scene and the body was removed to the  Medical Examiner’s office to investigate the cause of death.

Identification of the deceased man and cause of death are still pending.