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Cops: Woman rescued after falling off Captree pier

A woman was rescued from Captree State Park waters in Babylon Wednesday after she fell off a fishing pier into fast flowing waters, police said.

Bridget Luby, 45, of Bay Shore, who was sitting on the pier dangling her feet in the water, fell in when she tried to retrieve a flip-flop that had fallen into the water, police said.

Luby clung to pilings under the pier to avoid being swept away until she was rescued, Suffolk police said. She was then taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center for evaluation, police said, but there was no indication that she suffered any injuries.

Marine bureau Lt. Ken Sandtorv said Luby fell in about 6:23 p.m., and held on to the pilings for about 15 minutes until officers on land and by boat arrived in response to a 911 call.

"It was a significant current there - three or four knots," Sandtorv said. "She was probably like a flag on a pole hanging on . . . It was probably going to sweep her out into boat traffic."

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