West Babylon (WALK) - Suffolk police got a 911 call requesting help yesterday, but it wasn't a person that needed help. It was a swan.
Marine police responded to Santapogue Creek in West Babylon after someone called 911 to report a swan in distress. According to police, the creature had a fish hook in its bill and a fishing line wrapped around its neck, preventing it from being able to eat or defend itself.
When Marine Police Officers Pete Conte and Rob Jenkins found that the creek's water was too shallow for their police boat, a Good Samaritan stepped in. Gerry Robedee allowed the officers to use his 14-foot Carolina Skiff to reach the swan, authorities say.
The officers were able to reach the swan and free it from the hook and fishing line. The swan appeared to be okay and was returned to the water, according to police.
Photo: Suffolk County Police