Marine Bureau Officers Rescue Three Men from Raft on Long Island Sound
Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued three men from a raft on the Long Island Sound, Sunday, August 2, 2020 at approximately 6 p.m..
While on routine patrol aboard Marine Bravo, police officers Jack Brehm and John Dreyer observed three men in an eight foot raft on the Long Island Sound, approximately 1.5 miles northwest of Sunken Meadow State Park, at approximately 6 p.m.
The men had launched the raft from Sunken Meadow State Park and had been rowing against southwest winds and currents for two hours while being pushed farther away from shore. The men had no cell phones or any means of signaling for assistance. The raft was in jeopardy of being swamped by waves.
Officers Brehm and Dreyer took the three men aboard Marine Bravo and returned ashore. The men, 30, 30 and 24-years-old, all from Brentwood, were not injured.