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Police: Two Injured Men Flee Boat Crash

Two injured men "fled the scene" of a boat crash in the Great South Bay in Blue Point early Monday morning, police said. 

According to police, Marine Bureau officers responded to 911 call reporting that a boat had struck a jetty just south of Namkee Lane around 4 a.m. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate any occupants with the boat, a 2004 21-foot Maverick, police said. 

Following a search on land, police found the two men who had been on the boat, Jarett Brownie and Thomas Gamble, on a private dock a short time later.  Police said the men climbed to shore via the jetty. Police are now trying to determine who was operating the boat, which was severely damaged, at the time of the crash. 

Brownie, 32, of Patchogue, suffered head lacerations and Gamble, 32, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., suffered a broken foot in the crash. Both men were transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment, police said. 

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Fifth Precinct Crime Section at 854-8526 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


Rollo Tomasi May 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Where's Homeland Security when you need them...
Geo Euler May 26, 2014 at 01:44 PM
did police do a alcohol or drug test? Sounds like one or both might be the cause.
NotWhoYouThinkIAm May 26, 2014 at 03:36 PM
Not for nothing but we used to keep our boat in that creek and the light at the end of the jetty was so dim, it was barely visible until you were close. That said, 4 a.m. sounds pretty alcohol-related to me.

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