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Diver Rescued Near Ponquogue Bridge On Saturday Morning

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Shaye Weaver   May 11, 2013 4:16 PM
May 14, 2013 11:11 AM
Southampton Town Police, bay constables, the Hampton Bays Fire Department Dive Team and the Quogue Village Police’s Maritime Unit responded to a call reporting a missing diver in the waters off Hampton Bays on Saturday morning, but he was found safe shortly thereafter.

According to Southampton Town Police Sergeant John Boden, the diver was about 15 minutes overdue in arriving at his destination when his group called police at 11 a.m. The man was found just east of Ponquogue Bridge, disoriented and hugging a piling, but otherwise fine, Sgt. Boden said.

Suffolk County Police Aviation was called for their helicopter but did not respond because the man was quickly found.

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Isn't this why you ALWAYS have a "dive buddy?"
By Frank Wheeler (1186), Northampton on May 11, 13 7:14 PM
Absolutely. Especially at Ponquogue Bridge. Despite the relatively shallow depths, due to the severe currents at all times save slack tide, it is considered an advanced dive.
By ex-pat (48), East Quogue on May 13, 13 6:19 PM
Capsized boat in the inlet. Sure this will be reported on soon
By BaymenNYC (37), Manhattan on May 12, 13 3:21 PM
link above
By PBR (3994), Southampton on May 12, 13 5:01 PM
They need lessons. Talk to Mundas.
By ride the truth wave (125), southampton on May 21, 13 10:11 PM
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