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Suffolk Police Officers Rescue Man In Shoreham In Overturned Kayak

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  24. August 2018

Shoreham, NY - August 24, 2018 - Suffolk County Police officers rescued a man after his kayak overturned in Shoreham on Thursday, August 23.
 
The Suffolk County Police Department received a 911 call regarding a man who was in distress after his kayak overturned in the Long Island Sound, approximately two miles north of the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant at 11:52 a.m. 
 
Aviation Section Officers John Carey and Richard Davin responded in the police helicopter, located the kayaker and guided Marine Bureau Officers Steven Tarolli and Christopher Erickson, who were onboard Marine Delta, to the victim. Officers Tarolli and Erickson were able to pull the victim onto the boat. The Wading River Fire Department and Town of Brookhaven Bay Constable assisted in the rescue.
 
The victim, Andrew Punella, 61, of Queens, was transported by the Wading River Fire Department to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment of hypothermia. 
 

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