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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 10 PM Thursday to 1 am EDT Friday... * locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 ft above astronomical tides Thursday night. * Timing...minor flooding around the times of high tide Thursday night. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads...and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover Thursday night. 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 Thursday night... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. ... ..............................(mllw/mhhw).................. Kings Point NY......1136 PM..10.5-11.0/2.7-3.2......minor..... Bridgeport CT.......1148 PM...9.6-10.1/2.3-2.8......minor..... New Haven CT........1147 PM....8.8-9.3/2.1-2.6......min-mod... Old Field NY........1150 PM...9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7......minor..... Glen Cove NY........1152 PM..10.4-10.9/2.5-3.0......minor..... -- Thursday May.25 17,02:48 AM

Marine Bureau Police Officers and Coast Guard Officials Rescue Boaters

Rescue occurred in the Atlantic Ocean, south of Fire Island Inlet on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m.

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Babylon, NY - August 24, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers, along with United States Coast Guard officials, rescued three people aboard a boat that began taking on water in the Atlantic Ocean in Babylon this morning.
 
The operator of the boat, Michael Scaringi, his son and a friend were aboard a 26-foot boat, named Something Fishy, when the boat experienced a mechanical problem and began to take on water, approximately one mile south of Robert Moses State Park in Babylon at approximately 7:30 a.m. Scaringi, of Oakdale, called 911 and the Coast Guard. Marine Bureau Police Officers Raymond Cairo and Michael Alfieri on patrol vessel, Marine X-Ray and Coast Guard officials on a vessel responded to the boat.
 
Prior to the arrival of rescuers, Scaringi’s son, 12, was rescued by two Good Samaritans who were on a 26-foot boat. Upon arrival, Coast Guard officials boarded the sinking vessel with a de-watering pump and began salvage operations, while Marine Bureau officers transferred the 12-year-old to Marine X-Ray. 
 
Scaringi and his friend stayed on Scaringi’s boat and Marine X-Ray and the US Coast Guard escorted the vessel from the ocean through Fire Island Inlet to Captree Boat Basin in Babylon. 
 
Image via the official SCPD Facebook page.