Two men were rescued out of Smithtown Bay by two fishermen in the early morning hours on Saturday at Kings Park Bluff.
Suffolk County Police said a man slipped off a sandbar between short beach and the Bluff at about 1:20 a.m., as a result of strong currents and was unable to get back out of the water. According to police, his friend jumped in to help and both men then needed to be rescued.
According to a report on Smithtown Radio, two nearby fishermen heard cries for help and went to assist the distressed men. St. James and Nesconset fire departments aided in the rescue.
“We were docking our boat ready to leave when we just heard ‘help,’” says Jakub Przybylowicz, one of the civilians who helped rescue the stranded fishermen. “So we called 911 and we dropped our boat back in the water.”
Kings Park, Nesconset, St. James and Nissequogue Fire Departments along with surrounding departments responded and aviation was dispatched by the Suffolk County Police.