Local Firefighters Team Up to Save Duck Hunter During Blizzard Conditions
By Company One Captain Bill Renzetti
January 4, 2018

At 10am Center Moriches Firefighters and Eastport Firefighters were requested to assist the East Moriches Fire Department who was responding to a stranded duck hunter in the Moriches Bay off the end of Bay Avenue.

Emergency units arrived and found a duck blind had pulled away from its mooring along the shore and drifted a few hundred yards into the Moriches Bay with one person on board.

Working together in nearly whiteout conditions and 50 mph winds Firefighters in cold water immersion suits launched a small zodiac boat out to the duck blind to rescue the standard hunter.

The duck hunter was safely brought back to shore where he was transported to a local hospital for evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries.

All firefighters were back in service within 1 ½ hours.