Police Report Lake Grove Man Killed After Vehicle Goes into Port Jefferson Harbor
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: October 31 2017
William Whalen, 69, drove his 1998 Toyota 4Runner into the water at the Port Jefferson Marina boat launch, cops say.
SCPD are investigating an incident during which a man was killed after his car became submerged in Port Jefferson Harbor.
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Port Jefferson, NY - October 31, 2017 - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident during which a man was killed after his car became submerged in Port Jefferson Harbor in Port Jefferson Village, New York on Monday, October 30.
Witnesses called 911 after observing a 1998 Toyota 4Runner into the water at the Port Jefferson Marina boat launch, located off of West Broadway Avenue and Barnum Avenue in Port Jefferson Village, at approximately 7:10 p.m.
Sixth Precinct Officers Brian Christopher and Michael Cappelli, Port Jefferson Fire Department First Assistant Chief Brennan Holmes, Firefighter Dave Okst, Firefighter Geoffrey Markson and personnel of the Setauket Fire Department responded and jumped into the water and extricated a male victim that was trapped in the 4Runner which was completely submerged.
The victim, William Whalen, 69, of Lake Grove, was transported to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson where he was pronounced dead. The officers were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for hypothermia.
The incident appears to be non-criminal.