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…)

07/07/13 11:22pm
07/07/2013 11:22 PM

FILE PHOTO | Two boaters were pulled to safety Sunday off Orient.

Two Connecticut boaters had to evacuate a sinking vessel in Gardiners Bay near Orient Sunday before they were located and towed to safety, Southold Town police said.

The boat was carrying two people — identified by police as James Moran, 56, and Doreen Marino, 52, both of Meriden —  and began taking on water off Long Beach Point just before 3 p.m., forcing the two to evacuate into a dinghy.

Southold Bay Constables responded to the distressed vessel and pulled the man and woman aboard their boat, while a Sea Tow boat captain worked to keep the boat afloat.

The boaters were brought ashore and escorted to Cross Sound Ferry for a return trip home, police said.

No injuries were reported.