Two local men were rescued from Moriches Bay yesterday evening after their boat ran aground near Fish Cove in high winds.
Southampton Town Police said first responders were able to locate James Launon, 24, of Manorville and Noah Gorman, 24, of Calverton called 911 around 6:45 p.m. and Sgt. Lewis Scott was able to pinpoint their location and remain on the phone with them until Eastport Fire Department arrived on scene. Rescuers walked the pair to shore, police said.
The two boaters and their dog had been on the water in high winds where gusts were up to 45mph and temperatures were in the 20s, police said.
Once on land, the boaters were checked by members of the Westhampton Ambulance to ensure they didn’t suffer hypothermia or frost bite, police said.
In addition to police, Southampton Town bay constables and the Eastport Fire Department, Westhampton Fire Department, Westhampton Ambulance, East Moriches Fire Department and Center Moriches Fire Department also responded to the scene.
Their 18-foot Mako boat was located this morning, washed ashore on the bay side of Pikes Beach, police said. Southampton Town Bay Constables responded to secure the vessel and notify the owner of its location.