Marine Bureau Officers Rescue Three Men after their Canoe Overturned

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Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued three men after their canoe overturned in the Long Island Sound in Northport Friday, July 6, 2018 at approximately 2:50 p.m..

An employee of PSEG power plant in Northport observed three males, in the Long Island Sound, hanging onto their canoe that had overturned approximately 300 yards off shore. The employee called Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau directly and Officers Paul Carnival, Keith Walters and John Falcone responded at approximately 2:50 p.m.

The officers arrived approximately three minutes later and assisted Javier Villatoro, 27, of Brentwood, his brother Jose Villatoro, 25, of Central Islip and Odir Vilorio, 30, of Huntington Station, onto Marine Bravo. Javier Villatoro was the only person wearing a life jacket.


The men and their canoe were transported to the Soundview boat ramp in Northport. The men refused medical attention.

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