Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued a stranded Jet Ski operator who was in the Long Island Sound for approximately three hours Wednesday evening.
The United States Coast Guard notified police at approximately 6:30 p.m., that a friend of Douglas Gordon reported that he was more than three hours overdue to return to Rocky Point.
A Suffolk County Police Helicopter responded to the area at approximately 6:55 p.m. and located the 1991 Jet Ski floating in the water with no occupant.
Police Officers Michael Malone, and Shawn Mooney, onboard Marine Delta, responded to the area five minutes later and discovered Gordon approximately ¼ of a mile away from the disabled Jet Ski and approximately ¾ of a mile off shore. Gordon, who was wearing a life jacket, was attempting to swim to shore.
Gordon, 60, of Rocky Point, was taken onboard and transported to shore where he refused medical attention.