For Immediate Release
Friday, October 04, 2019
Incident: Marine Bureau Officers Rescue Woman Who Fell Off Dock
Location: Port Jefferson Marina, Port
Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:08 p.m.

Three Suffolk County Marine Bureau officers rescued a woman who fell off a floating dock in Port Jefferson today.


Marine Bureau Officers John Falcone, John Rodriguez and Neil Stringer had just disembarked from Marine Delta when they saw a woman lose her footing and fall into the water while attempting to set up a ramp between a boat and the floating dock at the Port Jefferson Marina at 1:08 p.m.


The officers were able to lift the woman, Donna Butcher, out of the water and on to the dock. Butcher, 66, of Port Jefferson, was treated at the scene by Port Jefferson Fire Department personnel for minor abrasions and hypothermia.                         

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-559117
Suffolk County Police Department

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