Marine Bureau Officers Rescue Pair from Burning Boat

PORT JEFFERSON – Long Island Sound, approximately four miles north of Port Jefferson Harbor Date/Time:     Sunday, May 11, 2014 at approximately 1:50 p.m.

Suffolk County Marine Bureau officers rescued two people from a burning boat in Long Island Sound this afternoon.


The officers assisted the occupants, Cary Cieciuch, 50, and Kevin Totora, 42, both of Stratford, Connecticut, aboard Marine Delta. Officers Funaro and Goldstein administered oxygen to Totora and transported the men to shore. Once on shore, Cieciuch and Tortora were both treated for smoke inhalation by personnel from the Port Jefferson Volunteer Ambulance.

Firefighters from the Port Jefferson Fire Department, assisted by members of the Mount Sinai and Setauket Fire Departments, extinguished the fire. Sea Tow, a commercial marine towing company, towed the boat to shore.

Case Number: KM/1645