A SCPD officer rescued two men in the Long Island Sound.
Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department
Miller Place, NY - July 11, 2018 - A Suffolk County police officer rescued two men after their canoe capsized in the Long Island Sound this morning.
Sixth Precinct Police Officer James Behrens responded to a 911 call reporting men yelling for help in the Long Island Sound in Miller Place at 9:20 a.m. The officer arrived on the beach and grabbed a life ring from his police vehicle and a paddle board from a local residence. Officer Behrens swam out to the men, who were in the water approximately 600 feet off shore off Landing Road.
Town of Brookhaven Bay Constable Steven Bennett arrived on a boat and assisted Behrens with pulling the first man, Edgar Guirola-Hernandez, 33, of Brentwood, out of the water. Suffolk County Marine Bureau Officers Neil Stringer and Christopher Erickson arrived aboard Marine Delta and pulled Officer Behrens and the second man, Luis Ramirez, 44, of Centereach, out of the water. The victims were wearing life jackets.