FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2014
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North Hempstead Bay Constables Rescue Two Boaters this Summer Season
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth announced today that since the summer season began just a few short weeks ago North Hempstead Bay Constables have performed life-saving services by pulling two distressed boaters from the waters.
Both incidents occurred around Hempstead Harbor, according to Public Safety Commissioner Andrew DeMartin.
The first incident occurred on June 21st, when a man fell from his sail boat while attempting to clear a line from his boat’s handrails. According to Commissioner DeMartin, the man was wearing a personal floatation device, when nearby Bay Constables Victor Fuentes and Terence Doyle spotted him in the water and assisted him back onto his boat.
On June 24th, Bay Constable Fuentes and Bay Constable Steven Somma were called into action when they spotted a teenager who had fallen out of his kayak and was unable to get back in. The Constables managed to pull the teen from the water and turn over his kayak, before bringing him back to the dock.
“Our Bay Constables prove time and time again how vital they are to our Town,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “They keep our waterways safe for boaters, kayakers, and all of our residents who enjoy recreating in our bays and harbors, We are grateful for their vigilance and that they were there to help these two boaters in distress.”
The Town's Bay Constable monitors Marine Channels 9 and 16, and operates from the Town Dock in Port Washington, New York. For more information please call 311 or 516-869-6311.
The North Hempstead Harbor Patrol in Manhasset Bay.