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Man Rescued by Suffolk Marine Bureau after Boat Capsizes in Fire Island Inlet

Posted on November 27, 2018 by admin in Fire Island News

Babylon’s Greg Antolini, 54, was rescued by the Suffolk Marine Bureau after his boat flipped over in rough Fire Island inlet waters earlier this month. Antolini was on his way in from a fishing trip when his 26-foot boat capsized in 8-10-foot waves.

Suffolk County police said a Marine Bureau officer saw the capsized boat and immediately called for assistance. A police helicopter was able to spot him clutching a life vest and guide two rescue boats to his aid. The boats then arrived to pull him out of the 57-degree water and head to the U.S. Coast Guard Station.

Antolini was airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital to get treated for hypothermia once they got to the station.

Last month, the Fire Island Coast Guard rescued a man, his 9-year-old son and their dog after their boat capsized near the Fire Island Inlet off Cedar Beach. They were on a father-son fishing trip when rough waves near the inlet caused their boat to flip, similar to Antolini.


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