- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Officials have rescued a woman and her three children after they were nearly sucked out into New York’s Stony Brook Harbor by a strong current.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/2rlnh6f ) the 31-year-old woman was on a raft with two 8-year-olds and a 14-year-old that was drifting into the harbor Monday afternoon. Smithtown bay constables responded after hearing a call on Coast Guard radio reporting the trapped family.

Smithtown Sgt. Charlie Malloy says the raft ended up a quarter-mile from the shore because of the currents. Responding constables were able to get the family aboard, also pulling the raft onto their vessel. No injuries have been reported.

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


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