Long Island police rescue three duck hunters stuck in marsh
HEMPSTEAD — Three duck hunters have been rescued by police after their boat became disabled in a Long Island marsh on Christmas Day.
Nassau County police say a 39-year-old man and a 55-year-old man were towed to safety while aboard their motorized boat after it stopped working at about 5 p.m. Wednesday in Seadog Creek in Hempstead.
They say a police helicopter searched the area for about a half an hour looking for a third man who left the boat to set up a duck blind in the knee-high water.
They say the helicopter eventually found the 40-year-old hunter, landed in the marsh and rescued him.
Nobody was injured.