Three Northport men died while removing snow during the blizzard this past weekend, according to sources.
On Friday night James Scheinzbach, 76, was discovered lying on the sidewalk in front of his Main Street home covered in snow with a snow shovel next to his body. Witnesses called 911. When Northport Police and Rescue arrived they determined that Scheinzbach was dead.
On Saturday morning Alan Lam, 51, had a heart attack outside of his Waterside Ave. home. Police performed CPR and applied an AED upon arrival and Northport Rescue him to Huntington Hospital. He was later pronounced dead.
Later that afternoon, Ludwig Farr, 82, had a heart attack outside of his home on Ocean Avenue around 2 p.m. He was taken to Huntington Hospital by Northport Rescue where he was pronounced dead.
Northport remains under a state of emergency as of Friday at 5:45 p.m. Northport Police urged residents to move cars off streets and stay off the roads to allow for plows and emergency vehicles.
The Huntington Hospital emergency room saw multiple snow-related injuries and incidents this past weekend, including snow blower hand injuries and chest pains associated with snow shoveling activity.
Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.