Northport, NY - August 30, 2015 - Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued a bird that was entangled in string on an offshore fuel platform today.
Marine Bureau Officers Charles Marchiselli and Michael O'Leary were aboard Marine Bravo when they observed a bird tangled in string along the railing of the National Grid Northport Platform, located approximately 2 miles north of the Northport Power Station, at approximately 11:15 a.m. Officer O'Leary distracted the bird with a wildlife pole while Officer Marchiselli covered the bird with a blanket and cut the entangling lines.
The bird did not appear injured and swam away after being freed.
The officers were conducting a Homeland Security check of the platform, which is used to offload fuel for the National Grid Northport Power Station, when they saw the bird.