Three men were rescued from a burning boat vessel that caught fire by Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau as well as a good Samaritan on the scene. No injuries were were reported.

Officers responded to the boat fire report on Saturday morning, May 25 at 9:43 a.m. to find a 2014 Rodma cruiser fully engulfed in smoke about a mile off shore of Timber Point, Great River. The three passengers who had been riding the boat –David Collins of East Patchogue, Michael Flemming of Farmingville, and Inshaw Khan from Shirley had already been evacuated to another by a nearby boater who witnessed the problem and brought the men safely aboard their watercraft.

Marine Bureau officers aboard the police boat “Kilo,” deployed its fire suppression hose equipmentto extinguish the fire and the damaged Rodma cruiser was impounded. Cause of the fire remains under investigation. East Islip, Bayport, and Great River fire departments also responded to the call.

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers extinguishing the boat fire.Photo Suffolk County Police Dept.
The fully engulfed 2014 Rodma cruiser was billowing black smoke upon arrival to the scene.Photo Suffolk County Police Dept.
Damaged beyond repair, the fire-ravaged boat has been impounded while the cause remains under investigation.