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Ferry crew saves capsized boaters; they waved phone light

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017|4 p.m.

BAY SHORE, N.Y.– A Long Island ferry boat captain was working on a rainy night when he discovered a light– and it ended up being 2 capsized boaters utilizing a cellular phone as a beacon.

Fire Island ferry Capt. Victor Klipp says the team then got the males aboard in about seven minutes on Saturday.

Suffolk County cops say Gerald Corsini and Donald Deveau reported going overboard when their 18-foot craft hit a wave around 9 p.m. in the Great South Bay. They were discovered around 9:30 p.m., a half mile from the Bay Coast Marina.

Team members Richard Stewart, John Murray and James Sorzono tossed them life jackets and pulled them aboard.

The 52-year-old Corsini and 63-year-old Deveau decreased medical treatment.

Klipp states they bought the crew coffee and doughnuts.