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FOUND SHOES LEADS TO WATER SEARCH IN RONKONKOMA

By CHRIS SABELLA, Senior Correspondent | April 07, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 040821105

RONKONKOMA NY... JUST AFTER 11PM ON APRIL 7,2021 A WOMAN WAS WALKING HER DOG NEAR A BODY OF WATER ON ROUND POND RD WHEN SHE FOUND A PAIR OF SNEAKERS CLOSE TO THE WATER AND HEARD WHAT SHE BELIEVED WAS SPLASHING IN THE DARK AREA OF THE POND AND CALLED 911 FEARING SOMEONE MIGHT BE DROWNING. THE CALL SET IN MOTION THE SCPD MARINE UNIT AVIATION AND K9 AS WELL AS RONKONKOMA FIRE DEPT. BOTH THE FIRE AND POLICE OFFICERS SPOKE WITH THE FEMALE AND DECIDED THAT IT WAS NOT A HOAX . RONKONKOMA CHIEFS ACTIVATED FOR A WATER SEARCH AND POSSIBLE RESCUE AND REQUESTED DIVE TEAMS FROM NESCONSET AND PATCHOGUE FIRE DEPARTMENTS. SCPD AVIATION UNIT WAS ABOVE THE POND CHECKING FOR HEAT OR MOTION AND K9 WAS WORKING THE GROUNDS AROUND THE POND, RONONKOMAS WATER RESCUE TEAM WAS FIRST TO ENTER THE BLACK MERKY WATER AND SEARCHED THE SURFACE OF THE POND WITH NO LUCK . NEXT TO ENTER WAS THE DIVE TEAM FROM NESCONSET WHO WENT OUT FURTHER AND WAS SEARCHING THE AREA OF THE MIDDLE OF THE WATER. NEXT WAS PATCHOGUE WHO BROUGHT A SMALL BOAT AND TOOK THE TURN CHECKING THE ENTIRE POND .ALL THREE FIRE DEPARTMENTS WORKED TOGETHER AND COMPLETED THEIR SEARCHES UNABLE TO LOCATE ANY ONE OR ANYTHING EXCEPT A LOT GEESE WHO APPEARED TO BE UPSET ABOUT SLEEP BEING DISTRUBED ALL UNITS TOOK UP ABOUT 4 HOURS LATER .

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