SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — Officials have rescued a woman and her three children after they were nearly sucked out into New York’s Stony Brook Harbor by a strong current.
Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2rlnh6f ) the 31-year-old woman was on a raft with two 8-year-olds and a 14-year-old that was drifting into the harbor Monday afternoon. Smithtown bay constables responded after hearing a call on Coast Guard radio reporting the trapped family.
Smithtown Sgt. Charlie Malloy says the raft ended up a quarter-mile from the shore because of the currents. Responding constables were able to get the family aboard, also pulling the raft onto their vessel. No injuries have been reported.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com