Kings Park couple rescued from sinking boat

In the wake of several mishaps and tragedies in Connecticut waters, officials are urging the public to brush up on their water safety skills.

In the wake of several mishaps and tragedies in Connecticut waters, officials are urging the public to brush up on their water safety skills. (6/2/13)

BAY SHORE - A Kings Park couple and their dog were rescued by the Coast Guard Saturday night after their boat took on water.

David Grossman just bought a 1988 pleasure cruiser from John Vidas Marina in Freeport and decided to take it out for the first time last night. Minutes later and roughly 3 miles from shore, Grossman says smoke started pouring out of the engine, and the boat began to take on water.

Grossman, his girlfriend and their dog waited 45 minutes for the Coast Guard to arrive. Minutes later, the boat sank.

Grossman says he will have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to get the boat out of the Great South Bay. The couple may take legal action against John Vidas Marina.

John Vidas Marina did not return calls for comment.

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