Suffolk cops rescue woman who crashed into Forge River in Mastic


In a swift and heroic response, Suffolk Police officers leaped into action on Tuesday afternoon when a car careened into Forge River in Mastic.

Around 1:13 p.m., a 53-year-old Shirley woman lost control of her 2016 BMW i3, crashing through a guardrail at the intersection of Hampton Avenue and Riviera Drive, ultimately submerging her vehicle in the river, according to an official statement by the SCPD.

Officers from the Seventh Precinct, Thomas Ciota, Sean Roche, Steven Rathjen, Michael Magioncalda, and Ryan Kelly, wasted no time, bravely plunging into the water to rescue the distressed woman from her rapidly sinking car.

She was quickly transported to Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue, where she received treatment for minor injuries. No officers were harmed during the rescue.

The Suffolk police officers that saved a Shirley woman who crashed her car into Forge River. (Credit: SCPD)

Top: Photo of the rescue courtesy of SCPD.