BAYPORT, N.Y. — Three people were rescued after spending hours in the water off Long Island, officials said Sunday.
Suffolk County police said they received a distress call from a boater at about 2 a.m. Sunday, reporting three passengers had gone missing in the water.
Police marine bureau officers located the boat about 1 mile offshore in Bayport and searched the area along with other officers in a helicopter.
Three missing people were located about a mile from the boat, where they had drifted while swimming.
Police say they had been in the water for about three hours, and only one wore a flotation device. All three were taken ashore and evaluated by local EMTs.