- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say three people have been rescued after the boat they were on became stuck in a sandbar off the coast of Long Island.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1OG8LLL ) that Southold Town Police along with the Cutchogue and Mattituck fire departments responded to a distress call on Robins Island Sunday night. The nearly 450-acre private island is in the Great Peconic Bay.

The boaters became stranded when the 20-foot center console boat ran aground on the sandbar around 8:30 p.m.

Authorities say two people were hospitalized in Greenport for treatment of hypothermia. The third boater declined medical attention.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com


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