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Coast Guard saves 3 from sinking boat in Atlantic Ocean

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Suffolk County Marine Bureau officers Raymond Cairo and Michael Alfieri transfer a 12-year-old to their patrol vessel from the 26-foot boat that rescued him out of the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk County Marine Bureau officers Raymond Cairo and Michael Alfieri transfer a 12-year-old to their patrol vessel from the 26-foot boat that rescued him out of the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo: Suffolk County Police)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (PIX11) — The United States Coast Guard and Suffolk County marine officers rescued three people from a sinking boat in the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of Babylon early Sunday.

Michael Scaringi of Oakdale was with his son and a friend aboard a 26-foot boat named ‘Something Fishy’ when a mechanical problem caused the boat to begin taking on water. Oakdale called 911 and the Coast Guard at about 7:30 a.m., when they were about one mile south of Robert Moses State Park in Babylon.

Marine Bureau officers Raymond Cairo and Michael Alfieri, Marine X-Ray and Coast Guard officials responded to his call, but before they got there, two Good Samaritans on another 26-foot boat named ‘Family Time’ rescued Scaringi’s 12-year-old son.

Coast Guard officials then boarded the sinking boat with a de-watering pump, while the marine officers transported the 12-year-old to Marine X-Ray.

Scarigni and his friend stayed on the boat while Marine X-Ray and the Coast Guard escorted it from the ocean through the Fire Island Inlet and to Captree Boat Basin in Babylon.