Four Brentwood residents who went fishing on the Long Island Sound were rescued by Suffolk County police Saturday night after they launched their inflatable rowboat off Shoreham and were blown far from shore and unable to row back.
There were no injuries.
Police said the rescue by Officers John Brehm and Terence McGovern on the Marine Bureau’s Marine Delta boat happened about 9:10 p.m.
Those rescued were Leydis Bayero, 26, Milton Martinez, 28, Edwin Martinez, 23, and Nesdor Martinez, 26, all of Commack Road. They were identified by police as three brothers and a girlfriend of one of the brothers.
After launching their 12-foot Intext Excursion from Shoreham Beach, the four were blown into the Sound as winds from the southwest approaching 15 knots began to increase due to an approaching thunderstorm.
The group called a friend on the beach and said they could not make it back. The cellphone lost power, police said.
With no lights on the boat, the friend lost sight of the four from shore and called 911 with the assistance of the SCPD Spanish Language Line service. Officers from the Seventh Precinct, Marine Bureau and Aviation Bureau were dispatched, along with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Police said Brehm and McGovern on Marine Delta responded from Port Jefferson and began to search the Sound. They reached the area about 8:55 p.m. and located the four with the help of radar.
The group was taken aboard Marine Delta, along with their boat, and brought to Port Jefferson.