Boaters Rescued from Lighthouse Rocks

Two boatersĀ stranded on the rocks at Huntington Lighthouse in Huntington Harbor were rescued Sunday night.

The Huntington harbormaster requested assistance from Suffolk County Marine Bureau for the boat that had become lodged in the rocks by the Huntington Lighthouse about 8 p.m.

Marine Bureau Officers Terence McGovern and Kevin Yoli tied a line to the stern of the 38-foot sailboat in an attempt to free it. A boat from Sea Tow arrived and workers secured a second line to the mast of the boat and rolled it on its side, allowing the two officers to pull it away from the rocks to safety.

After the boat was freed from the rocks, officers inspected the boat and conferred with the boat’s owner, Jorge Schneider, 71, of Huntington. It was determined the boat was undamaged and Schneider and a female passenger were unharmed. The pair remained aboard the sailboat and were escorted by Sea Tow to shore.

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