North Hempstead Bay Constables rescued a distressed vessel off Hewlett Point on July 3. At around 11 p.m. the vessel’s engine died and it was drifting towards the nearby rocks. Bay Constables Steven Somma and Terrence Doyle arrived to help with the Port Washington Fire Department, who put out the engine fire. The constables then towed the vessel safely inland and removed the main batteries and a damaged wiring harness. There were no reported injuries from the incident.
This was the second time the Bay Constables were called to a rescue in the past few months. On May 26, at 5:15 p.m., three kayaks from Atlantic Outfitter flipped in the water. Bay Constables Steve Somma and Victor Fuentes brought the kayaks to safety by boat. Atlantic Outfitters staff arrived at the scene. The only injury was a minor abrasion.
“We are extremely grateful for our Bay Constables’ vigilance in helping these boaters as they navigate North Hempstead waters. They have proved once again how vital they are to the safety of boaters in our town,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth.