SANDS POINT - Officials say two men escaped from their sinking yacht in the Long Island Sound yesterday.

The boat started taking on water about a quarter mile off Sands Point. The Coast Guard tells Newsday that the men were yachting from the Hempstead Harbor side of Port Washington to Brewer Capri Marina in Manhasset Bay when they hit a rock.

The men onboard used Jet Skis from the boat to get back on land.