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Dec 13, 2018 6:33 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Sag Harbor Man Pronounced Dead After Driving Truck Into Mecox Bay

EMS crews responded to a vehicle that entered Mecox Bay on Thursday. GREG WEHNER
Dec 15, 2018 7:38 AM

UPDATE: Friday, 4:15 p.m.

Dennis R. Kelly, 73, of Sag Harbor was pronounced dead at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Thursday night after attempts to revive him using CPR were unsuccessful, according to police.

Dt. Sgt. Costa said when Southampton Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene, they entered the water and removed Mr. Kelly from a 2017 Chevrolet pickup truck that was on its side.

Once taken out of the truck, she said, Mr. Kelly was transported to the awaiting ambulance crew who started CPR right away.

Dt. Sgt. Costa said Mr. Kelly appears to have suffered from a medical emergency.


An elderly man who drove his pickup truck from Flying Point Road into Mecox Bay was unconscious and not breathing when he was pulled from his vehicle on Thursday evening, police said.

Southampton Town Police Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa said a 9-1-1 call was placed at 4:50 p.m. on Thursday after two people saw a truck on its side in the water.

Det. Sgt. Costa said the two people immediately jumped into the water and began administering aid on the man until EMS personnel from Southampton Volunteer Ambulance and Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance took over.

Chief Chris Brenner from the the Southampton Fire Department, who was the chief on the scene, said his crew also assisted at the scene. Three firemen entered the water to pull the man out of the vehicle, he said, and the department’s boat was on standby to enter if needed.

The man, whose identity is being withheld, was transported to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and his condition was unknown.

No additional information is available at this time.

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