3 Rescued After Canoe Overturns in Northport

Three men whose canoe overturned in the Long Island Sound in Northport were rescued Friday by the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau.

Police said an employee of the PSEG power plant in Northport saw the three men in the Long Island Sound, hanging onto their canoe that had overturned about 300 yards off shore. The employee called Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau directly and Officers Paul Carnival, Keith Walters and John Falcone responded at about 2:50 p.m.

The officers arrived approximately three minutes later and assisted Javier Villatoro, 27, of Brentwood, his brother Jose Villatoro, 25, of Central Islip and Odir Vilorio, 30, of Huntington Station, onto Marine Bravo. Javier Villatoro was the only person wearing a life jacket.

The men and their canoe were taken to the Soundview boat ramp in Northport. The men refused medical attention.

 

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