Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued four canoers from Long...

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued four canoers from Long Island Sound Tuesday night. Credit: James Carbone

Officers with the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau pulled four people from the chilly waters of Long Island Sound near Wading River late Tuesday after their two canoes capsized, police said.

The boaters, two in each canoe, were about ¾ of a mile north of Wading River Beach when they went overboard, according to a Suffolk County police news release. One of the four called 911 at 7:23 p.m. Aviation Section officers responded and found the four, three in life preservers “in 58-degree water,” police said.

The officers notified the Marine Bureau and members of the unit pulled the boaters to safety. 

They were transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment of hypothermia, police said, but there was no update available on their condition late Tuesday.

The release did not say what caused the canoes to capsize.

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