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Kirk Park was cordoned off with crime scene tape for a police investigation on Thursday morning.
Carissa Katz
June 6, 2019

Police are in the midst of an investigation after a man was found unconscious in Kirk Park in Montauk on Thursday morning. 

East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo said only that the detective division is conducting an active investigation in Montauk, "which we are not able to comment further on at this time." 

Officers at the scene were also tight-lipped. 

The Montauk Fire Department responded to a call for emergency medical services in Kirk Park on Second House Road on Thursday at about 7:30 a.m. A man had been found unresponsive there. There was talk of flying the patient to Stony Brook University Hospital, which is a level-one trauma center, but the helicopter was not flying due to dense fog. The man was transported by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. 

His condition was not immediately known. 


At 11:30 a.m., police were still in the park. They had blocked off all entrances to Kirk Park on the edge of Fort Pond with crime scene tape. Officers could be seen at the edge of the pond near Second House. Outside of the mowed areas and pathways, that section of the town park is thickly vegetated. Second House Road was also closed off, with crime scene tape strung across it. About a half a dozen police vehicles both marked and unmarked were parked near Second House. Residents of Second House Road were being told that if they left, they would not be able to return until the investigation was complete, according to one who called The Star. 

A number of police vehicles, including a Suffolk County command post, could be seen heading east toward Montauk later on Thursday morning.

This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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