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Swim in Great South Bay leads to Suffolk water rescue of 2, officials say

Robyn Ciano, holding her dog Mercedes, stands with

Robyn Ciano, holding her dog Mercedes, stands with her daughter Jade Ashley, and friend Brian McDaniel on the dock in Babylon where her boat is kept, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Credit: Steve Pfost

Two swimmers foundering in the Great South Bay off Kismet on Fire Island were rescued Sunday night by Suffolk police Marine Bureau officers, authorities said.

The two were among four aboard a 1996 Sea Ray 21-foot sport boat that was anchored in a tidal current in the bay about a quarter-mile north of the Fire Island Lighthouse, police said.

About 7 p.m., a police news release said, three people jumped in the water to swim. The current thrust them away from the boat and the sole person remaining on the boat called for help.

In the water were Robyn Ciano, 38, and her daughter Jade-Ashley Stetler, 13, both of Babylon; and Brian McDaniels, 38, of Levittown, police said. Ciano and McDaniels were caught in the water, but Stetler made it back onto the boat without assistance, police said.

Marine Bureau Police Officers Christopher DeFeo and Kevin Comiskey, aboard Marine Juliet, pulled Ciano and McDaniels from the water.

The three swimmers were treated by the West Islip Fire Department and refused further assistance.

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