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Dr. Jerome Nadler of Setauket is being treated at Stony Brook University Hospital for unknown injuries.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m. – According to a statement released by his family, Dr. Jerome Nadler, the man missing since a Labor Day fly-fishing outing, is listed in serious condition at Stony Brook University Hospital.

The family also thanked the authorities who conducted the search.

"We are also extremely grateful for the love, support and prayers of our friends, family, community, and the Chabad at Stony Brook during this difficult time," the family said in its statement.



New York State Park Police have found Dr. Jerome Nadler, 76, of Setauket, a fisherman who went missing on Labor Day at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve.

According to Park Police Sgt. Daniel Lammers, Nadler was found Thursday as a result of the continuing search and brought to Stony Brook University Hospital for evaluation.

Lammers said the extent of the injuries suffered by Nadler are currently unknown.

Patch reported that Nadler 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. A white Subaru and a cell phone belonging to Nadler was found on Labor Day, but a search for the doctor on the holiday throughout the night was unsuccessful.

Three Village Patch Editor Christine Sampson contributed to this report.

jeremiah bullfrog September 07, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Nobody else thinks its a disgrace that "suffolks finest" took 2.5 days to find a man less than half mile off the roadway entrance? I would also wonder why someone as smart as a doctor with a heart condition wouldnt carry a cell phone?
jeremiah bullfrog September 07, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I dont mean to come down on scpd, thankfully, they found him.In the USMC, when we were looking for something we would line up about ten feet away from eachother forming a grid. Start at the beginning, walk to the end. With that method, this man would have been found on tuesday!
CJ September 07, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Jeremiah, Just because that is where they found him, doesn't mean that is the place he was the entire time that he was missing. I'm sure there is more to the story, but either way, I'm glad that they found him.
CJ September 07, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I just saw your 2nd post, and that's a valid point. I also don't see anything about how many officers they had searching for this man. Every day, I see people complaining about the police, and I am not saying they're 100% wrong, but come on - but I find it hard to believe that someone signs up for a job to protect & serve if they don't really have their heart in it. There are plenty of good, hardworking officers out there that keep Long Island safe, and it's a shame when the few who don't behave in a professional manner become the face of an entire profession. Sorry to go on a tangent, but I guess that's what the comments kind of turn into.
christie nicolle September 08, 2012 at 03:22 PM
everybody pray for him -- prayer works-- at least he was doing what he loved


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