Children Stranded In LI Sound Rescued

By Chris Mellides

cmellides@longislandergroup.com

 

Three children from Huntington Station were rescued after their canoe, which launched from West Meadow Beach in Northport, got pulled about 1.5 miles off shore by strong winds and waves, police said.

Three children from Huntington Station were rescued after their canoe, which launched from West Meadow Beach in Northport, got pulled about 1.5 miles off shore by strong winds and waves, police said.

Suffolk County Marine Bureau police officers rescued three Huntington Station children from the Long Island Sound Monday night after the children were stranded during a fishing trip, police said.

Police said brothers Davin Miles, 12, and Kenyon Miles, 10, and friend Chris Gurr, 12, launched a canoe from Crab Meadow Beach in Northport for a fishing trip in the Long Island Sound around 6:43 p.m. Monday. As they paddled away from the shoreline, strong winds between 15-20 miles per hour forced their small vessel about 1.5 miles off shore.

Police said 2-foot waves were crashing around the children, making paddling back to shore difficult.

Aboard patrol ship Marine Bravo, Marine Bureau officers Michael O’Leary and Charles Marchiselli were on a routine patrol of the area when they spotted the three boys and determined they needed assistance.

The officers brought the boys and their canoe aboard Marine Bravo and returned the children to their parents, who were awaiting their return at Crab Meadow Beach.

Suffolk police reported that all three children were uninjured and wore floatation devices at the time of their rescue.