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Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau

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An overturned boat is investigated by SCPD Oct. 3. Photo by Bob Savage

A boat overturned killing two people in the Long Island Sound just west of the Port Jefferson Channel in the afternoon Oct. 4. Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the incident.

At about 3:35 p.m., a boater alerted the Coast Guard that there was an overturned boat in the Long Island Sound. U.S. Coast Guard officials responded and recovered the body of Charles Petrie, 80, of Holtsville. Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers also responded and assisted the Coast Guard in searching for James Bilello, 73, of Bay Shore, who was believed to be with Petrie and was missing until his body was found at about 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 near the lighthouse at the end of Old Field Road in Old Field.

Marine Bureau officers recovered the boat, a 20-foot AquaSport center console, which was impounded for a safety check.

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers freed a trapped bird in Northport. Photo from SCPD

A bird has got new wind beneath its wings, thanks to rescue efforts by the Suffolk County Police Department’s Marine Bureau, whose officers freed the creature on Sunday after it became entangled on an offshore fuel platform in Northport.

Officers Charles Marchiselli and Michael O’Leary were aboard Marine Bravo when they observed the bird tangled in string along the railing of the platform, about two miles north of National Grid’s Northport power plant, at approximately 11:15 a.m. O’Leary distracted the bird with a wildlife pole while Marchiselli covered it with a blanket and cut the entangling lines.

The bird appeared uninjured and swam away after being freed, police said.

The officers saw the bird while they were conducting a homeland security check of the platform, which is used to offload fuel for the power plant.

National Grid owns and operates the plant, and sells its produced energy to utility PSEG Long Island, which distributes the power to Long Island residents.