Man rescued after boat overturns

Medics tend to a man rescued after his boat overturned off Long Island

November 11, 2011 3:23:21 PM PST
A boater is back on dry land after being rescued off Long Island.

Officials say Christopher Fargione was fishing alone when his 20-foot Shamrock boat became disabled south of Moriches Inlet at 11:40 p.m.

Joe Eolosa, another boater, attempted to assist Fargione, but was unsuccessful.

Eolosa's boat then became grounded on a sand bar and Fargione, who was wearing a life jacket, was thrown into the water after his boat capsized.

While on patrol aboard Marine M, Marine Patrol Officers Michael Axelson, Robert Daniels and Kevin Comiskey were alerted to a distress call regarding Fargione's vessel.

The Suffolk County Police Department's Aviation Unit assisted the Marine Bureau officers to locate Fargione by using an infrared camera and night vision goggles.

Fargione, 40, of Patchogue, was provided emergency care and wrapped in blankets. He was transported to the Moriches Coast Guard Station and was then taken by ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of Hypothermia.

Eolosa, of East Patchogue, refused rescue.