PATCHOGUE, Long Island — Two men were rescued in Patchogue after they drifted more than two miles away from their capsized boat, according to the Suffolk Police Department.
Officers said 71-year-old Richard Laskowski and Donald Ward Jr., 58, told police they had been drifting in the water for over an hour after their boat capsized.
A Davis Park ferry captain radioed Marine Bureau officers after he noticed an overturned and unoccupied catamaran sailboat near Patchogue River Buoy One at around 3:40 p.m.
Marine Officers Robert Jenkins and Steven Tarolli responded to the call and located the two men, pulling them aboard their rescue boat at approximately 3:57 p.m.
Both men were wearing personal floatation devices and were not injured.