4 rescued after inflatable raft drifts off shore in Long Island Sound

SMITHTOWN, Long Island (WABC) -- The Suffolk County police Marine Unit rescued four men who got stranded after their inflatable raft drifted away Thursday night.

The incident happened on the Long Island Sound about a mile and a half north of the Nissequogue River.

Police received a 911 call around 9:15 p.m. from one of the men stranded on the 10-foot inflatable raft.

The men were out fishing.

The raft did not have a motor.

Marine Bureau Officers Charles Marchiselli, Edmund McDowell and Erik Johnson responded in Marine Bravo and located the men within 15 minutes of the 911 call.

The boat's owner, 36-year-old Marco Murillo, of Massapequa, and three additional men were taken aboard and transported -- along with their raft -- to Sunken Meadow State Park.

All of the men were wearing life vests, and there were no injuries.
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