Three duck hunters were rescued from waters and marsh land north of the barrier island on Christmas Day.
According to Nassau County Police Department, police received a 911 call at about 5 p.m. Wednesday for a water emergency involving three duck hunters at Seadog Creek, near Point Lookout and Loop Parkway.
The Town of Hempstead Bay Constable, U. S. Coast Guard, and county Marine and Air Bureau responded to the location to conduct a search for the hunters. The constables located a disabled vessel with two victims, ages 39 and 55, still on board, and towed the vessel to West Marina in Lido Beach.A county helicopter continued to search the area and located the third victim, age 40, stranded in the marsh. The helicopter was able to land on the marsh and rescue the victim. There were no injuries reported.
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