2 boaters rescued in Great South Bay

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Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued two boaters in the Great South Bay after their engine lost power Friday afternoon.

The boaters were about a half mile north of Fire Island Pines when they called authorities at 1:20 p.m. seeking help as high winds rocked the 38-foot lobster vessel boat back and forth, bringing on 5-foot waves.

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Officers used a line to tow the boat 3 miles to Brown's River.

The captain of the boat was Ramy Latif, 37, of Wantagh, officers said. Police didn't identity the second person aboard the boat. Neither person was injured.

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