East Hampton Town Police and the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating a death that occurred in the ocean dunes along Old Montauk Highway near Cleveland Drive in Montauk.
At approximately 11:47 a.m. on Friday, management from a nearby motel called the police asking them to check on the well-being of a guest, according to a press release from the town police. Officers searched the immediate area and found the person, who was dead, in the dunes.
Police said the death did not immediately appear suspicious and that the investigation is continuing. They are withholding the person’s name until next of kin have been notified.