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.