Photos: Boat in ‘drunken’ crash removed from rocks

08/20/2011 1:14 PM |

Two local companies combined Saturday to remove the 26-foot boat left stranded atop the Greenport breakwater after the driver, who was later charged with boating while intoxicated, ran the board completely up out of the water.

SeaTow of Southold and Costello Marine Contracting of Greenport lifted the boat, which had become impaled on a boulder, patched it and brought it Brewer’s Yacht.

The boat’s driver, Herbert Israel, 23, of Greenport, was treated for minor injuries after the 2:40 a.m. crash. His three passengers, all men in their early 20s, were not hurt.

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SONJA REINHOLT DERR PHOTO | It took workers about a half hour to get what appears to be a 26-foot cuddy cruiser back in the water.