Duck hunters rescued on Christmas

Men were stranded in disabled boat and marsh off Pt. Lookout


Emergency responders rescued a group of duck hunters who became stranded in the waters off Point Lookout on Wednesday.

According to Nassau County police, the incident on Dec. 25 at 5 p.m., when it received a 911 call reporting a water emergency in Seadog Creek just north of Point Lookout and the Loop Parkway, where a boat carrying three men who were duck hunting became disabled.

The Town of Hempstead Bay Constable, U.S. Coast Guard, and Nassau County Marine and Air Bureau units responded to the location to conduct a search for men.

According to police, the bay constables located the disabled vessel with two of the men, ages 39 and 55, still on board. The constables towed the vessel to nearby West Marina. A Nassau County Police Department helicopter continued to search the area and located the third victim, a 40-year-old who was stranded in the marsh. The helicopter was able to land on the marsh and rescue the man. No injuries were reported.