Sea Cliff Boaters Rescued Near Execution Rocks in Sands Point

Boaters now safe.

Execution Rocks in Sands Point, where two boaters were rescued Thursday. Credit: Matthew Heiden
Execution Rocks in Sands Point, where two boaters were rescued Thursday. Credit: Matthew Heiden

It may not have been the ideal day to go boating Thursday, but that didn’t dissuade two people from a Sea Cliff area beach from heading out onto the Long Island Sound.

When the boaters were reported missing, marine units responded. Just after 5 p.m., rescuers were searching the water between Morgan Memorial Park and Hempstead Harbor. Area first responders were alerted, including the Port Washington Fire Department.

Nassau County police found the boaters near Execution Rocks by Sands Point, Glen Cove police confirmed.

Port Washington Fire Chief Ray Ryan said the boaters were found just minutes after the department was alerted.

“They are both fine and are now home,” a Glen Cove police spokesman told Patch at about 6:30 p.m. 

Gary Schmitt June 14, 2013 at 10:17 AM
This story leaves too much to the imagination. What kind of boat (?s) were they in? Were they sinking? lost? without paddles? up on the rocks of Execution Light?
Alex Romano June 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM
These stories always never have more than a couple hundred words with the least information possible
Gary Schmitt June 14, 2013 at 11:12 AM
I wonder who will be paying for this rescue, we the taxpayers? or should the parties involved be billed, including the caller. Who goes out boating in a storm unless it's for some type of rescue assist?
Adina Genn (Editor) June 14, 2013 at 04:11 PM
We are continuing to gather information on this story and will update you when we have it.
Nancy June 15, 2013 at 10:02 PM
It happened two days ago. Do you mean there is no more information available yet? Why print part of a story with no facts at all?
Alex Romano June 17, 2013 at 11:47 AM
$10 I can call the Nassau County PD PIO and obtain all the facts regarding this case within 20 minutes. Anyone up for a bet?
Nancy June 17, 2013 at 11:56 PM
No bet Alex because I agree with you. Something is lacking here! So many articles are outdated and yet they keep being posted as well.


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