A late day kayaking trip ended with two men stuck in the mud of the Nissequogue River.
Police said they received a call about 11 p.m. Sunday from the mother of one of the men who was concerned when the two had not yet returned from the trip, which began at about 5:30 p.m. in Smithtown. The two were paddling north to the bluff in Kings Park.
A friend who was supposed to pick up the pair from the bluff didn’t show and the men, who police only identified as being 25-years-old, decided to paddle back, but low tide and some mud felled their efforts.
Kings Park Fire Department, along with eight other surrounding departments including Commack, Smithtown, St. James, Nissequogue and others were on the scene to aid in the rescue.
According to Kings Park Fire Chief Mark O'Brien, the pair was eventually found by the Nissequogue Fire Department as they were driving a truck along River Road and got them out of the mud and up onto land so that they could walk up the road.
And the friend who didn't show? We're guessing his name is mud.
This is an updated version of the story. Patch originally reported that Nesconset Fire Department had rescued the men.
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