Two brothers stranded in LI Sound off Shoreham Beach rescued by police
On Monday evening, two fishermen sailing just off Shoreham Beach were rescued after falling overboard.
At 7:30 p.m., Suffolk Police Marine Bureau officers Cory Kim and Robert Reed responded to a call about two fishermen – Gustavo Quinones, 30, and Gusmil Quinones, 35, both of Brooklyn – on an inflatable raft of six feet which had not returned. at the shore.
The pair had launched their boat off Shoreham Beach and were hit by a rogue wave in Long Island Sound, knocking them overboard, authorities said.
With the assistance of a Suffolk County Police Aviation helicopter, officers searched for the missing brothers for over half an hour and a half.
They were floating in the water, wearing life jackets and clinging to an inflatable raft seat cushion when they saw Marine Delta.
The men screamed for help and were heard by officers, but Kim and Reed couldn’t immediately spot them in the darkness. Aviation section officers responded and used a searchlight to help locate the men a short distance from Marine Delta.
The men were brought to safety and brought ashore. they were not injured.
Top photo: Shoreham Beach. Town of Brookhaven.