3 Stranded Kayakers Saved In L.I. Sound

By Andrew Wroblewski


Three kayakers who were stranded more than a mile from shore in the Long Island Sound Tuesday afternoon were rescued by Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers and Town of Huntington lifeguards.

Police said East Northport’s Michael Fisher, 16, his brother Matthew Fisher, 20, and Kevin Nobs, 16, left Crab Meadow Beach on kayaks around 1:30 p.m. When the wind picked up, police said, the trio was pulled out around 1.5 miles from shore and couldn’t paddle back.

Both Nobs and Matthew Fisher ended up in the water, police said, and Michael Fisher phoned 911. The three kayakers were separated, but all wore flotation devices.

Two Crab Meadow Beach lifeguards, Alex Kiewra and Connor Quinn, rescued the kayakers along with Marine Bureau police officers Paul Carnival and Keith Walters at around 2:30 p.m., according to the Town of Huntington and Suffolk County police.