Cops: Drunk man saved after falling into river

05/28/2013 2:00 PM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The Peconic River boardwalk.

A 22-year-old man visiting from North Carolina was rescued from the Peconic River by Riverhead Police and Riverhead Fire Department volunteers Monday night, police said.

Police received a 911 call about 9:30 p.m. that a man had fallen into the Peconic River by Peconic Avenue, according to a report.

The man, identified as Josh Walker, was found to be highly intoxicated, and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by ambulance for injuries he sustained from the fall, police said.

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