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Suffolk Marine Officers Rescue Four Men Who Drifted from Shore in 10 Foot Inflatable Raft

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Suffolk Police received a 911 call at approximately 9:15 p.m. from a man who was stranded in a 10-foot inflatable raft, along with three other male occupants.

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SCPD rescued four men who became stranded in a 10-foot inflatable raft in the Long Island Sound on Thursday, June 29.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Suffolk County, NY - June 30, 2017 - Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued four men who became stranded in a 10-foot inflatable raft in the Long Island Sound on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at approximately 9:15 p.m., while a small craft advisory was in place.
 
Suffolk Police received a 911 call at approximately 9:15 p.m. from a man who was stranded in a 10-foot inflatable raft, along with three other male occupants. The men, who launched from Sunken Meadow State Park to go fishing, were pulled out to the Long Island Sound approximately one mile and a half north of the Nissequogue River. Their boat did not have a motor, and they were unable to paddle back due to winds blowing between 20 to 25 miles per hour.
 
Marine Bureau Officers Charles Marchiselli, Edmund McDowell and Erik Johnson, responded in Marine Bravo and located the men within 15 minutes of the 911 call. The boat’s owner, Marco Murillo, 36, of Massapequa, and three additional men, were taken aboard Marine Bravo and transported along with their raft to Sunken Meadow State Park.
 
All of the men were wearing life vests and there were no injuries.