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"Marine Fog Advisory, Storm Warning" ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...Storm Warning remains in effect from 1 am Monday to 1 am EST Tuesday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a dense fog advisory...which is in effect until 10 am EST Sunday. * Winds and seas...east winds 35 to 45 kt with gusts 50 to 55 kt. Seas 7 to 11 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. * Visibility...1 nm or less through early Sunday morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Storm Warning means sustained winds or frequent gusts of 48 to 63 kt are expected or occurring. Recreational boaters should remain in port...or take shelter until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions...and consider remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves subside. A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners... especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. -- Sunday Jan.22 17,05:00 AM

SPCD Officer Rescues Suicidal Woman in Moriches Bay

Woman saved at Moriches Bay in Mastic Beach on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at approximately 7:10 p.m.

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Mastic Beach, NY - May 25, 2014 - A Suffolk County Police Sargent rescued a suicidal woman from drowning in Moriches Bay, in Mastic Beach, tonight.
A woman walked past a group of teenagers and into Moriches Bay fully clothed. A number of the teenagers attempted to swim out to the woman to rescue her, but turned back because the water was too cold and they saw her go under and they did not expect to find her. When they returned they called 911.
Sgt. Paul Mercready was nearby and responded to the scene immediately. Sgt. Mercready saw something pink floating approximately 50-yards in the bay and swam fully clothed in his police uniform to the woman. When Sgt. Mercready arrived, he was about to perform several rescue breaths, but the woman opened her eyes. Sgt. Mercready pulled the woman to shore at approximately 7:10 p.m.
The woman was suffering from hypothermia and transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries. Officer Mercready did not require medical attention.