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08/23/18 2:41pm
08/23/2018 2:41 PM

A Queens man clinging to an overturned kayak in Long Island Sound drifted a mile and half off shore before being safely rescued Thursday afternoon with the assistance of a Suffolk Police helicopter, according to Wading River Fire Chief Kevin McQueeney. READ

09/03/16 6:39pm
09/03/2016 6:39 PM

Rescuers were searching for two men who were swept out to the Long Island Sound while fishing near a boat launch in Wading River Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

An 18-year-old man, a 20-year-old man and a third man were fishing near the shore off Creek Road when an outgoing current swept them away. The third man was able to hold onto a rock, but the water was too much for the other two. Witnesses on the beach then called 911. READ

07/26/16 3:10pm
Lifeguards Michelle Behr, left, and Nicole soon after the rescue. A U.S. Coast Guard boat, far eft, and the victims' capsized boat can be seen still in the background. (Credit: Sara Schabe)

Lifeguards Michelle Behr, left, and Nicole Visintin soon after the rescue. A U.S. Coast Guard boat, far left, and the victims’ capsized boat can be seen still in the background. (Credit: Sara Schabe)

Two Riverhead lifeguards helped rescue three victims after their collapsible aluminum boat capsized off Reeves Beach in the Long Island Sound at about 1 p.m. Tuesday.  READ

12/14/14 7:21am
12/14/2014 7:21 AM
The Riverhead BID's annual Holiday Bonfire was held downtown Saturday evening.

The Riverhead BID’s annual Holiday Bonfire was held downtown Saturday evening.

This time, rain did not cancel the downtown Riverhead fireworks show, as it had done twice before this year.

But there was still some unintended excitement at Saturday’s annual Holiday Bonfire, as a woman looking to get a closer look at Santa as he got off his boat, fell into the Peconic River at a time when the outside temperature was in the 30s.  (more…)