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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EDT Friday... * locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 ft above normal. * Timing...around the times of high tide. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads...and adjacent properties tonight. Inundation of 1 to 1 1/2 ft above ground level in the lowest lying spots. A few Road closures likely with a low threat of property damage. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ... ..............................(mllw/mhhw).................. Kings Point NY......1136 PM..10.4-10.9/2.6-3.1......min-mod... Bridgeport CT.......1148 PM...9.6-10.1/2.3-2.8......minor..... New Haven CT........1147 PM...8.7-9.2/2.0-2.5.......min-mod... Old Field NY........1150 PM...9.3-9.8/2.0-2.5.......minor..... Glen Cove NY........1152 PM..10.2-10.7/2.3-2.8......minor..... -- Thursday May.25 17,10:12 AM

SCPD: Boat Strikes Jetty, Occupants Flee Scene

Strike occurred in Great South Bay, just south of Namkee Lane, Blue Point, on Monday, May 26, 2014 at approximately 4 a.m.

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Blue Point, NY - May 26, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers are investigating an incident during which a boat struck a jetty in Blue Point and the occupants fled the scene.
 
Marine Bureau officers responded after a 911 caller reported a boat had struck a jetty in the Great South Bay, just south of Namkee Lane, at approximately 4 a.m. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate any occupants with the boat, a 2004 21-foot Maverick.
 
Following a land search by Canine and Fifth Precinct officers, the boats occupants, Jarett Brownie and Thomas Gamble, who fled the scene by climbing to shore via the jetty, were located on a private dock a short time later.
 
Brownie, 32, of 27 West 2nd St., Patchogue, suffered head lacerations and Gamble, 32, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, suffered a broken foot in the crash. Both were transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment.
 
Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers are investigating to determine which man was operating the boat at the time of the crash. The boat, which was severely damaged, was impounded to Marine Bureau in Great River.
 
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Fifth Precinct Crime Section at 854-8526 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.