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10/04/17 1:36pm
BILL GEIST PHOTO Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel keep an eye on a runaway boat as it spins in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach Tuesday evening after the operator fell overboard. The 20-foot boat was brought under control after about 30 minutes and the operator, who swam to safety, was charged with boating while ability impaired by alcohol

BILL GEIST PHOTO
Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel keep an eye on a runaway boat as it spins in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach Tuesday evening after the operator fell overboard. The 20-foot boat was brought under control after about 30 minutes and the operator, who swam to safety, was charged with boating while ability impaired by alcohol.

A 20-foot unoccupied center console boat spun in circles at high speeds in West Neck Harbor for about a half an hour Tuesday evening after the operator apparently fell overboard, the Shelter Island Police reported. (more…)