On a cold and blustery evening Saturday, a group of determined rescuers saved three men whose boat had sunk in Plum Gut, pulling one of them — who showed signs of hypothermia and was “barely hanging on” — to safety aboard the Plum Island ferry. READ
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
A crew on the North Ferry boat, the Menantic, saved a man from drowning Friday morning in the frigid waters off Crescent Beach on Shelter Island. READ
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.
Three people were rescued off Orient Point in the Long Island Sound after they got caught in a current Friday afternoon, according to a Southold Town police press release.
As the popularity of paddle craft — such as kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards — increases across the country, so have related marine incidents. READ
UPDATE: The man who was pulled from Long Island Sound Wednesday was pronounced dead at Peconic Bay Medical Center, Southold Town police said. The drowning victim was identified Thursday as Ellis Roudette, 84, of the Bronx. READ
A kayaker who fell into Long Island Sound off Cutchogue was safely pulled to shore by members of the Southold Fire Department Friday afternoon after a woman spotted the man in distress from her home and dialed 911. READ