Suffolk County officers rescue bird entangled in string on fuel platform

Police in Suffolk County rescued a bird that was entangled in string on an offshore fuel platform Sunday morning.

According to police, Marine Bureau Officers Charles Marchiselli and Michael O'Leary were aboard Marine Bravo when they observed a bird tangled in string along the railing of the National Grid Northport Platform, about 2 miles north of the Northport Power Station.

O'Leary distracted the bird with a wildlife pole while Marchiselli covered the bird with a blanket and cut the entangling lines, police say.

The bird did not appear injured and swam away after being freed.

The officers were conducting a Homeland Security check of the platform, which is used to offload fuel for the National Grid Northport Power Station, when they saw the bird.

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