The Nassau County Police Department reports the details of an Incident that occurred on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1:58 pm in Hempstead Harbor, Glen Cove.
According to police, Nassau County Police Department Marine 8, while on routine patrol received a distress call for a capsized sailboat with a person in the water. Marine 8 responded and observed a 15 foot Laser sailboat with a 15 year old male atop of the hull of the sailboat. The crew consisting of three (3) Nassau County Police Officers was able to remove the male from the water and up right the sailboat. The 15 year old male had been in the water for approximately 30 minutes and was transported to Brewer’s Marina, Glen Cove with onset hypothermia. Glen Cove Fire Department personnel examined the young man and along with his mother (who arrived at the scene) refused further medical attention.
At the time of the rescue, winds were blowing steady at 20 knots gusting in excess of 25 knots at high seas. The 15 year old was wearing a personal flotation device. The vessel was transported to shore and released to the owner.
Details by: Sgt. Miller/MB 10/28/17/1547/7945