Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter honored Nassau County Marine Bureau Police Officers Joseph Nappi, John Ciatarella, and Joseph Schoepher for their actions in rescuing two boaters and their dog from a capsized boat in the waters of Reynolds Channel.
“The quick thinking of these three NCPD Marine Bureau Officers helped save the lives of these two boaters and especially their dog,” said County Executive Mangano. “This could have ended tragically for everyone involved but it is thanks to the bravery of these officers that these three were able to escape without injury.”
On Tuesday, October 4th at 11:20 a.m. the Nassau County Marine Bureau Police received a distress call for the boat near the Meadowbrook 3 Bridge, and after pulling Joe Aveivi and Shaun Morales from the water they were told there had been a dog on board who was still unaccounted for. The officers searched the area but still could not find the dog, a 14-month old Cane Corso named Amirror. The officers determined that Amirror was likely still stuck inside the overturned boat and quickly began to right the vessel with the help of Tow Boat US, making sure that any air pockets that were formed did not get broken. After nearly an hour, they were able get to Amirror out safe and sound. She was then taken to a local animal hospital where she received a clean bill of health.