A New Jersey man left for a jet skiing excursion from Smithtown Marina on Sunday and got stranded for four hours when the jet ski ran out of gas, Suffolk police said.
Luis Rivera, 37, was found at approximately 10:40 p.m. about two miles north of the coast of the Village of Belle Terre on Sunday night
Police said Rivera left Smithtown Marina at around 6:30 p.m., and said his friends called police when he did not return. The SCPD’s marine bureau, aviation unit and the U.S. Coast Guard searched by boat and helicopter. Marine Bureau officers James Comstock and Joseph Devlin were able to find him.
Rivera, who was wearing a life jacket and was uninjured, was reunited with his family at the Brookhaven Town Boat Ramp in Port Jefferson.