Three men were pulled from the Long Island Sound near Rocky Point Wednesday evening after their canoe capsized, Suffolk County Police said.
The victims, brothers Edwin Arevalo, 24, and Jose Arevalo, 28, along with their friend Moises Guevara, 35, all of Case Avenue in Patchogue, were transported to John T. Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and treated for hypothermia.
According to police, the three men were fishing in a two-person canoe just east of Hagerman Landing Road at around 7:30 p.m. when the vessel capsized. A nearby resident heard the men screaming for help and called police.
Patrol officers from the Seventh Precinct responded and directed Marine Bureau Police Officers Cory Kim and Brian Flatley and members of the Rocky Point Fire Department to the area where the men were heard calling for help.
Using the FLIR night vision system, Kim and Flatley located the men who were found trying to cling to the canoe that was floating below the surface. The victims were not wearing life jackets and had lost all of their personal belongings when they fell into the water a few hundred yards from shore. The men were in the water approximately 40 minutes before being rescued.