A 53-year-old Mattituck man was unresponsive Monday after a lifeguard pulled him out of the water at New Suffolk Beach, Southold Police said.
Lifeguard Michael Liegey, 17, said Jerry Stephens was underwater for about 30 seconds Monday afternoon, before he could be pulled from the water. Mr. Steohens had been swimming in shallow water before he went under water, police said.
Several beachgoers helped Michael pull Mr. Stephens from the water, police said.
Mr. Stephens, who police said lives on Pacific Street, was transported to Eastern Long island Hospital by Cutchogue Rescue.