High Tide Crashes Long Island Wedding Reception; 150 Guests Rescued: Fire Officials

There were no immediate reports of significant damage

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  • High tide waters stranded wedding guests at a reception on Long Island Friday night, officials said
  • 150 party-goers had to be evacuated from the venue, fire officials said
  • There were no immediate reports of significant damage

Mother Nature had other plans for a wedding party on Long Island Friday night.

Fire officials in Sayville say they responded to Land's End Marina around 11 p.m. when high tide came in, trapping a number of wedding guests. 

One hundred and fifty partygoers had to be evacuated from the venue, fire officials said.

The restaurant staff had started shuttling people to safety, one official said, but needed additional help when water levels rose too high. 

Fire crews brought heavy-duty vehicles to the restaurant, rescuing the stranded guests and moving them to higher ground.

Video captured guests and staff riding atop fire department vehicles. A number of cars were visibly unable to move in water levels high enough to partially block passenger doors. 

There were no immediate reports of significant damage.

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