Suffolk Police Rescue 8 From Stranded Boat in Great South Bay

Eight people were rescued early Saturday morning when a 32-foot boat began taking in water after both its engines failed, Suffolk County police said.

Two Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers were on board a Marine X-Ray at 2:22 a.m. in the Great South Bay when they came across the stranded 32-foot Carrera boat just north of Ocean Beach, police said.

The boat was taking on water after both its engines failed, police said. Eight adults were on board.

Officers tied the boat to their vessel and towed it back to Ocean Beach, where they helped drain the boat, police said.

The 23-year-old operator of the boat was issued summonses for an unregistered boat and non-functional navigation lights, police said.

No injuries were reported.

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