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Police rescue elderly man from vehicle becomes in flooded road

CORAM - Suffolk County police officers rescued an elderly man who became stranded in a flooded road in Coram Wednesday morning.

Officers Thomas Wilson and Matthew Detleff were on northbound North Ocean Avenue conducting traffic control and diverting motorists due to extreme flooding, when a motorist apparently became disoriented due the road closure.  Anthony Monticciolo, 86, of Centereach, drove his car into the flooded roadway and his vehicle immediately became disabled.  The water was approximately 6 feet deep and began filling the car.  Monticciolo was unable to exit the vehicle. 

Officers Wilson and Detleff waded into the flooded roadway and then swam to the victim’s car.  They removed Monticciolo from his vehicle and brought him to safety.  Selden Fire Department personnel examined Monticciolo who was not injured.