It is with the heaviest of hearts we report that Richard O’Day’s body has been found in Sandy Hook Bay. Richard has been missing since May 1, 2022 when he took his 27’ Grady White Freedom out for a sail and never returned. His boat was found the next day docked with his wallet and cellphone. After several days of searching by both law enforcement officials and his family, no one was able to locate Richard.

His daughter posted this heartfelt message on her face page.

“Hello everybody I would like to thank everyone who has reached out, helped with the searching efforts, and said a prayer for my family in this difficult time. On Monday evening, may 23rd, my fathers body was recovered from sandy hook bay. He was positively identified by the state police. At this time my family and I are asking for privacy. Further details about arrangements will be provided. And for any one struggling with mental health just know your family and friends love you and there is always someone to listen to you. Rest in peace daddy…”