Belle Terre, NY - July 14th, 2013 - Marine Bureau officers rescued a New Jersey man who became stranded on a jet ski for approximately four hours and was found on the Long Island Sound this evening.
Luis Rivera left Smithtown Marina on a jet ski at approximately 6:30 p.m. and when he did not return, his friends called police. Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers, Aviation Section officers, along with officers from the U.S. Coast Guard, searched for Rivera by boat and by helicopter. Marine Bureau Officers James Comstock and Joseph Devlin in Marine Delta located Rivera at approximately 10:40 p.m. on the Long Island Sound, two miles north of Belle Terre. Rivera was stranded and he was unable to return to Smithtown Marina because the jet ski he was riding on ran out of gas.
Rivera, 37, of New Jersey, was transported to the Brookhaven Town Boat Ramp in Port Jefferson where he was reunited with his family. He was not injured and was wearing a life jacket.
|Incident:||Stranded Jet Skier Rescued From Long Island Sound|
|Location:||Long Island Sound, two miles north of Belle Terre|
|Date/Time:||Sunday, July 14, 2013 at approximately 10:40 p.m.|