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Police: Sayville Woman Rescued from Long Island Sound

Friend lost sight of the swimmer from the beach and called 911.

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Photo: SCPD video.

On Sunday morning, Suffolk Police responded to a 911 call about a Sayville woman who went missing while swimming in the Long Island Sound in Shoreham. 


Suffolk County police officers and Wading River Fire Department members rescued the woman who was in distress while swimming in the Long Island Sound in Shoreham this morning. The swimmer’s friend called police when she lost sight of her from Shoreham Beach just before 7am.


You can watch a video of the rescue below:


Video: SCPD


Officers interviewed the caller and directed the police helicopter to the search area. The police helicopter located the swimmer in the water approximately one-mile offshore and dropped floatation devices to the swimmer.


Members of the Wading River Fire Department responded on a boat and transported the victim to shore.The swimmer was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.