Two boaters and their dog were rescued by Southampton bay constables Monday after they ran aground near Fish Cove in Moriches Bay during the day’s high winds.
According to Southampton Town police, boaters James Launon, 24, of Manorville, and Noah Gorman, 24, of Calverton, called 911 and remained on the telephone until their location could be pinpointed and members of the Eastport Fire Department were able to walk the pair to shore.
Police said Launon and Gorman had been on the water in a motorboat when temperatures were in the 20s and wind gusts reached up to 45 mph. Once on land, the Westhampton Ambulance Corps checked them for hypothermia and frostbite, police said.
Others who responded to the scene included the Westhampton, Eastport, East Moriches, and Center Moriches fire departments.
Police said the approximately 18-foot vessel had washed up on the bay side of Pikes Beach Tuesday morning. Southampton bay constables went to the scene to secure the boat and notified the owner of its location.