Witnesses said a drowning man pulled from Shinnecock Bay on Friday afternoon regained consciousness and resumed breathing after Good Samaritans performed CPR.
Hampton Bays resident Tina Curran said she discovered the victim as she entered the water, at the end of Shinnecock Road in Hampton Bays, and noticed he was floating facedown. After initially spotting the man and lifting his head out of the water, he soon went limp.
Curran said she shouted for help and two men, Lincoln Cantwell, of Hampton Bays, and a man who witnesses said was named Alex, pulled the victim from the water. Alex performed chest compressions while Cantwell performed mouth-to-mouth, according to witnesses.
Cantwell said that the victim, who no one at the beach seemed to know, was blue when they found him, and when he began breathing on his own again he took labored breaths and was vomiting.
The Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance responded to the scene at about 4:45 p.m., and transported the victim to Southampton Hospital. Southampton Town police and bay constables were also on scene.
Witnesses said that police told them the victim's wallet and ID were located, and his family would be informed.
The responded to a report of a drowning at the end of Shinnecock Road on Friday afternoon, at about 4:45 p.m.
Southampton Town police reported cardiac pulmonary resuscitation was in progress and most recently that the victim had shallow breaths.
The road ends at an opening to Shinnecock Bay.
No further information was immediately available as rescue crews rushed to the scene