Police Rescue Five Men From Capsized Boat in Long Island Sound


Vessel was capsized by a wave.

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Photo: SCPD.

Five men out in a 21-foot boat were capsized by a wave in the Long Island Sound off of Crab Meadow Beach near Fort Salonga on Tuesday evening. When Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers arrived on the scene after a 911 call went out, they discovered the men standing on the hull of the overturned vessel.


Photo: SCPD.


Three of the passengers were wearing life vests and swam to the police boat, according to a police report about the incident. The two marine officers, Dave Froehlich and Patrick Ennis aboard the vessel Marine Bravo, threw a floatation device to the other two men, who were not wearing life jackets.


The passengers were not injured and police towed the boat to a ramp in Northport.