3 men injured after boat fire south of Shinnecock Inlet

The men already had signs of mild hypothermia when the Coast Guard arrived at the scene.

The men already had signs of mild hypothermia

The men already had signs of mild hypothermia when the Coast Guard arrived at the scene.

WOODBURY - Officials say three men are recovering after jumping into the waters south of the Shinnecock Inlet to avoid the raging flames on their boat.

Officials say flames engulfed the 36-foot boat yesterday forcing the three men into the water. The men swam to an inflatable life raft.

Coast Guard members say when they arrived at the scene the men already had signs of mild hypothermia.

Only two of the three men had life vests on.

There is no word on what started the fire. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Islip Town officials updated residents on the future 1 Town gives update on Roberto Clemente Park reopening
An informational meeting will be open to the 2 Meeting to be held on Heartland Town Square project
A Lynbrook village police officer suffered broken bones 3 Lynbrook officer hurt responding to bank call; 2 arrested
According to police, the teens had just left 4 Police: 2 teens robbed walking from school in Freeport
The Patchogue-Medford School District has set up an 5 LI school district asks for homework opinions

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE