Suffolk Police Rescue 5 on Capsized Boat

Five men were rescued by Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers after a boat overturned off Crab Meadow Beach Tuesday afternoon.

Police said Marine Bureau Officers Dave Froehlich and Patrick Ennis, aboard Marine Bravo, responded to a 911 call for a capsized boat with five people onboard in the Long Island Sound about 4:40 p.m. Upon arriving, the officers found five men standing on the underside of a recreational 21-foot  Pro-Line vessel that overturned after being struck by a wave approximately 20 minutes earlier.

Three passengers, who were wearing life vests, were able to swim to Marine Bravo. Froehlich and Ennis threw a flotation device to the remaining two men, who were not wearing life jackets.

The boat was towed to a boat ramp in Northport.

Luis Siguenza, 24, Orlando Siguenza, 54, Walter Rodriguez, 35, all of Central Islip, Christian Romeo, 34, of Brentwood, and Guillermo Galdamez, 31, of Westbury, were all evaluated on the scene and were not injured.

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