Officers rescue kayaker in Bellport Bay. (Photo: SCPD)

SCPD Marine Bureau rescues kayaker in Bellport Bay

Two Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued a man after his kayak overturned in Bellport Bay last weekend.

Officers Terence McGovern and Jack Jantzen responded aboard Marine Mike to a 911 call from a man whose kayak overturned in Bellport Bay, between buoys 8 and 9, at about 12:50 p.m., according to the police.

The officers located the kayaker, Diego Sponza, who was wearing a lifejacket but no wetsuit, and pulled him aboard their boat. Sponza, 35, a resident of Shirley, was brought back to the Bellport Marina and transported to a local hospital for treatment of possible hypothermia.

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