PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man was rescued Monday night after, but later died, after his a car went into the water at Port Jefferson Marina.
Suffolk County police said around 7:10 p.m., witnesses saw a car headed east on 2A Drive and right into the water from the boat launch off West Broadway and Barnum avenues in Port Jefferson Village.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
The 71-year-old man driving the car apparently missed the turn, police said.
Suffolk County police Sixth Precinct officers Brian Christopher and Michael Capelli jumped into the water and extricated the man in the car, who was trapped in the completely submerged vehicle, police said.READ MORE: Some Real Estate Agents Report Surge Of New Yorkers Moving From Manhattan To The Bronx
Port Jefferson and Setauket fire crews also assisted with the rescue.
The man in the car was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.MORE NEWS: Reopenings Continue On Broadway As 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Resumes Performances
The officers were taken to a local hospital and were treated for hypothermia, police said.