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

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Ken Rosato reports on the four men who had to be rescued when they became stranded in their raft.

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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