Suffolk County Police Sergeant Rescues Suicidal Woman from Drowning in Moriches Bay

A Suffolk County Police sergeant rescued a suicidal woman from drowning in Moriches Bay, in Mastic Beach, tonight.

A woman walked past a group of teenagers and into Moriches Bay fully clothed. A number of the teenagers attempted to swim out to the woman to rescue her, but turned back because the water was too cold and they saw her go under and they did not expect to find her. When they returned they called 911.


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The woman was suffering from hypothermia and transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries. Officer Mercready did not require medical attention.