Police rescue boater stuck in ice on Smith Point Bay

Suffolk County police say they got a call at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday about a boat stuck near the Smith Point Bridge.

Thema Ponton and News 12 Staff

Jan 23, 2024, 10:22 PM

Updated 176 days ago

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A boater who was stuck in the ice on Smith Point Bay had to be rescued by police Tuesday afternoon.
Suffolk County police say they got a call at around 2:30 p.m. about a boat stuck near the Smith Point Bridge.
Police say they used their own boat to break up the ice and tow the boat to shore. They say the man in the boat was clamming.
Pete Lombardi, of Calverton, says he saw the boater stuck in the ice yelling for help.
"I went down there and he's like, 'I've been out here for like seven hours straight, I'm freezing, I'm freezing, call somebody,'" Lombardi says.
Police say the man they rescued was the only person on the boat.


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