Canoers Rescued After Capsizing in Long Island Bay

One of the men was stranded in Smithtown Bay's icy waters for 20 minutes, and the other for 45 minutes

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    A canoe with two men in it overturned in Long Island's Smithtown Bay Sunday and the pair was later rescued from the 48-degree water.

    One of the men was stranded in the water for 20 minutes, and the other for 45 minutes.

    They were rescued by a Suffolk County Department Police officer and Smithtown Public Safety Bay constable after witnesses alerted the authorities about the canoe overturning.

    The men were being treated for hypothermia, cuts and abrasions. 
     

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