Marine Bureau Officers Rescue Pair from Burning Boat

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Rescue occurred in the Long Island Sound, approximately four miles north of Port Jefferson Harbor on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at approximately 1:50 PM.

Port Jefferson, NY - May 11, 2014 - Suffolk County Marine Bureau officers rescued two people from a burning boat in Long Island Sound this afternoon.
 
Marine Bureau Officers Matt Funaro and Dave Goldstein, aboard Marine Delta, were dispatched after a 911 caller reported a boat fire in Long Island Sound, approximately four miles north of Port Jefferson Harbor, at approximately 1:50 p.m. When officers located the boat, a 40-foot Formula 400 SS, the boat’s two occupants were at the bow of the boat and there were flames and heavy smoke emanating from the stern.
 
The officers assisted the occupants, Cary Cieciuch, 50, and Kevin Totora, 42, both of Stratford, Connecticut, aboard Marine Delta. Officers Funaro and Goldstein administered oxygen to Totora and transported the men to shore. Once on shore, Cieciuch and Tortora were both treated for smoke inhalation by personnel from the Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance.
 
Firefighters from the Port Jefferson Fire Department, assisted by members of the Mount Sinai and Setauket Fire Departments, extinguished the fire. Sea Tow, a commercial marine towing company, towed the boat to shore
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