LONG ISLAND — Police arrested a Long Island teen after he jumped from a moving Fire Island ferry Monday night, officials said.
The 17-year-old faces up to 15 days in jail and a possible $25,000 fine for his leap from the 80-foot Fire Island Belle around 10:20 p.m., police said.
The ferry was approaching the Bay Shore ferry terminal when the teen jumped ship into Penataquit Creek, officials said. The ferry captain waited until the boat was safely docked, guided the teen to a ladder and then detained him until police arrived.
Marine Bureau officers and the U.S. Coast Guard both charged the teen, police said. Marine police charged him with disorderly conduct, punishable by up to 15 days in jail. The U.S. Coast Guard charged the teen with interfering with the safe operation of a vessel, a civil charge punishable by a fine of up to $25,000.
Police are not releasing the teen’s name. He was uninjured and is awaiting arraignment.
There were 60 passengers and three crew members on board at the time of the incident, police said. No injuries have been reported.