Two boaters rescued by police from sinking vessel in Northport


Suffolk marine police rescued two people from a sinking boat in the Long Island Sound, one mile north of Eatons Neck Lighhouse in Northport.

Marine Bureau officers Erik Johnson and Timothy Dillon responded, in the force’s Marine Bravo vessel, to a distress call about the doomed boat at 1:55 p.m. When they arrived, the officers found the 1997 Bayliner Trophy boat’s cabin and stern partially submerged in water.

Working with the Huntington Town Harbor Master, the officers removed water from the vessel while Marine Bravo towed the boat to the Soundview boat ramp in Northport.

The rescued boat’s operator, Maurice Arvon, 76, of Amityville, and his passenger, 71-year-old Stonie Hertzot of Deer Park were not injured.

Top photo: Suffolk Marine Bureau Officers Erik Johnson (at left) and Timothy Dillon (Courtesy).

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