Cergol Recognizes Asharoken Officers For Rescues
Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol, at the September 5 Town Board meeting, recognized two Asharoken Village police officers for their roles in rescuing distressed paddle boarders in two separate incidents in July 2018.
On Saturday July 21, Officer Sidney Lynn was on patrol in a village police boat when he spotted an East Northport man sitting on his paddle board about 300 yards off the tip of Sand City. Officer Lynn brought the man onto the police boat and transported him to shore at Hobart Beach.
The next day, Sunday July 22, Officer Lynn was again patrolling in the village police boat when Officer James Cox, working dispatch for the department, received a call about a paddle boarder in distress. He notified Officer Lynn, and helped Officer Lynn locate the paddle boarder, a Brooklyn woman who because of high winds was unable to get back to shore and who was hanging onto a buoy. Officer Lynn handed the woman a life jacket, helped her onto the police boat and took her to the Soundview Boat Ramp, where he dropped her off, uninjured and in good condition.
In presenting proclamations to the two officers at the meeting, Councilwoman Cergol told Village Deputy Mayor Pam Pierce and Village Trustee Mel Ettinger, “You should be very proud of your village police officers, who work together as a team on the water and on shore, and who are always on the lookout for people who experience difficulties when conditions put them in distress. We as a Town, are proud, too, and congratulate them for a job, and in Officer Lynn’s case, jobs, well done.”