UPDATE, 7:20 p.m. – Authorities are still searching Caleb Smith State Park and nearby areas for a missing man who has been identified as a doctor from Setauket, according to Newsday.
Dr. Jerome Nadler, 76, was last seen by state park police who allowed him to drive down a paved path at the park on Monday in order to go fly-fishing. Newsday reported that he was allowed to drive rather than walk down to the appropriate area of the park because he has a heart condition.
Nadler is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, khaki vest, and waders. Anyone with information on his disappearance can call state park police at 631-321-3700.
Nadler is an internist with more than 35 years in practice who studied medicine in Switzerland, according to his daughter Jennifer. He is also a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Navy.
A 76-year-old Setauket man is missing after going on a fishing trip at Caleb Smith State Park on Monday, according to a News 12 report.
Authorities found a white Subaru and a cell phone belonging to Jerome Nadler, but searches through the night could not locate him.
According to News 12, the Suffolk County Police Department's aviation unit as well as State Parks police are conducting the search.
This is a developing story. Patch will update it with more information as it is available.