Port Jefferson Man Drowns in Long Island Sound

A 42-year-old Port Jefferson man drowned while swimming in the Long Island Sound over the weekend.

Suffolk County police said Mouhamed Souleiman was on a boat with friends when he went for a swim south of the Middle Ground Lighthouse but the current caused him to drift away from the boat at 12:10 p.m. Sunday. Two friends on the boat found Souleiman in the water, unresponsive and pulled him aboard, police said.

He was taken by Marine Bureau officers to Port Jefferson Marina, where he was transferred to an ambulance that took him to St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and said the death appears to be non-criminal.

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