Cops Save Hypothermic Bellport Bay Swimmer


Suffolk County police officers saved a 26-year-old Bellport man who went swimming in Bellport Bay early Friday morning.

Alan Brothers’ girlfriend called 911 to report he went for a swim at Shirley Beach Park and didn’t return at 1:35 a.m.

Marine Bureau officers responded in a police boat and used radar and a thermal imaging camera to locate Brothers, who was about 175 feet off shore.


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They pulled Brothers onto the boat about an hour later. He was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, where he is being treated for hypothermia.

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