Smithtown, NY - April 15th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police and Smithtown Public Safety Bay Constables today rescued two men that fell into Smithtown Bay after their canoe overturned.
Two Good Samaritans who were on the upper ramp of the Kings Park Bluff, located at Old Dock Road, observed a canoe overturning and two men falling into the water. One of the Samaritans ran down to the lower parking area and alerted Smithtown Public Safety Park Rangers Sergeant Joseph Cornetta.
Smithtown Public Safety Senior Bay Constable, Sergeant Nicholas Balducci and Officer David Rosenberg, located one victim who was in the water north of the pavilion at Sunken Meadow State Park located at Sunken Meadows Parkway, Kings Park. The victim, a 22-year-old male from Nesconset, had been in the water, which was approximately 48 degrees, for approximately 20 minutes.
Aviation Section Officers responded and located a backpack in the water approximately one mile northwest from where there first victim was found. Marine Bureau officers in Marine Bureau Delta then found the second victim, a 25-year-old male from Hauppauge, near the backpack and the canoe. He had been in the water approximately 45 minutes.
Both men were transported by King Park Fire Department Rescue to St. Catherine of Sienna Medical Center in Smithtown where they were listed in critical but stable condition and were treated for hypothermia, cuts, and abrasions.
Incident: Officers Rescue Two Men That Fell Into Smithtown Bay
Location: Smithtown Bay, Kings Park
Date/Time: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at approximately 3:30 p.m.