Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers and two good Samaritans teamed up in rescuing a man who almost drowned in the Long Island Sound.
70-year-old Alan Goldberg of Coram was attempting to anchor a boat on Whitehall Beach, at the mouth of Port Jeff Harbor, when he lost his footing and fell into the water.
He became unresponsive in the water around 2:30 p.m.
But also on the beach were Frances George, 30, and Karl George, 65, of East Setauket, who saw Goldberg in distress and sprung into action to help.
The two men performed CPR until Marine Bureau Officers Cory Kim and Shane Parker arrived on the scene.
The officers, Frances, and Karl continued CPR while transporting Goldberg to the Port Jefferson Boat Ramp.
Goldberg was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson with serious injuries.
No one else was injured.
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