04/21/18 6:10am
04/21/2018 6:10 AM

On Saturday evening, with dusk soon to arrive, the wind rising and temperatures dropping, rescuers put their own lives on the line to save three men whose boat, a 34-foot Chris Craft, had struck rocks in the challenging waters of Plum Gut off Orient Point.  READ

03/20/18 6:00am
03/20/2018 6:00 AM

The Suffolk County Legislature recognized a North ferry captain and crew who saved the life of a boater who fell into the freezing water in December.

Captain Lance Willumsen and deckhands Jason Brewer, Dennis Raffelock and Jared Gibbs were honored in a ceremony at the Legislature earlier this month. READ

08/31/17 6:00am
08/31/2017 6:00 AM

Standing on the rocks at Orient Point Friday, Hassan Hamza spotted a young boy in distress.

Mr. Hamza, a volunteer firefighter in West Babylon, has nearly 30 years’ experience diving around Orient Point and understood the challenge he faced when he began swimming toward the boy, who had been caught in a current and was being pulled out into the sea.

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10/16/14 12:30pm
10/16/2014 12:30 PM

This is reportedly the raft two Greenport men were in when they went missing in Long Island Sound late Wednesday. (Credit: NBCConnecticut.com)

Update (5 p.m. Thursday) A Connecticut police sergeant said investigators are still baffled as to why a missing Greenport rafter ran off in only his shorts after coming ashore in Connecticut early Thursday.

“I’ve been a cop 30 years and I’ve never seen this,” said Sgt. Jeremiah Dunn. “This is a new one for me.” (more…)