Reports of parachute down in Sound turn out to be little more than hot air

Southold Town Police were responding to reports of a fallen parachute, when they instead found a bundle of helium balloons floating in the Long Island Sound Sunday.
Police said “numerous” reports indicated that a person had parachuted into the water shortly after 7 p.m. The balloons were located about two miles off the Southold Town Beach.
The Southold Marine Unit and Southold Rescue responded to the call.
A similar incident was reported in Rocky Point earlier this month. The Coast Guard was dispatched in that incident.
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