Four boaters taken to hospital after striking buoy in Orient Harbor

Four boaters were taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital just after 10:30 p.m. Sunday, after their boat hit a buoy in Orient Harbor in East Marion, according to Southold Town Police.

Police said Douglas Fisher, 58, of East Marion was driving the boat when it struck Buoy No. 7, causing damage to the port side of his boat.

He was treated by the East Marion Fire Department Rescue Squad and taken to ELIH, along with his passengers: Felicia Porter, 36, of East Marion, Ashley Farrell, 28 of East Marion and Rachel Knowlton, 27, of Pawtauket, Rhode Island.

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