Coast Guard Responses – Long Island Sound

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Recent responses from Long Island and around the country

Recent responses from Long Island and around the country

Two missing off Long Island

Sector Long Island Sound, N.Y.

The multi-agency search for two missing Queens, N.Y., men was suspended pending further information. The two men left for a fishing trip June 29. Concerned family contacted Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound to notify them July 2 of their overdue family members. The family believed the fishermen were in the Montauk area. The Coast Guard conducted search-and-rescue operations that day in the vicinity of Montauk, N.Y. On July 4, a family friend indicated the men were in the Wantagh Parkway area. Further investigation revealed the State Police had found the van used by the fishermen, without a canoe, at a parking area near Wantagh Bridge 3. The family then contacted the Coast Guard stating the vehicle had been impounded after being towed from the Wantagh State Parkway. The Coast Guard immediately launched a search effort using aircraft from the Nassau Police, Coast Guard Air Stations Cape Cod (Mass.), and Atlantic City (N.J.), and surface assets from the Coast Guard, New York State Police, New York State Park Police, Nassau County Police, Wantagh Fire Department and State Environmental Conservation Police. The incident was under investigation. (July 5)

Rescued, overboard again

Rockaway Beach, N.Y.

A 45-year-old man was rescued from the water near Breezy Point at RockawayBeach by Coast Guard rescuers after his pleasure boat capsized. Initially he was rescued by a good Samaritan, but jumped back into the water to retrieve personal items from the boat. The man was fishing near an area with shoals, the Coast Guard reported. The man’s boat drifted into the surf line and was flipped by a 6-foot wave. He managed to get out from under the boat and stood on the hull where a good Samaritan picked him up. He later declined medical assistance and was brought to SheepsheadBay by the Coast Guard. The righted boat was also towed to SheepsheadBay. Weather on scene was reported as 10-mph winds and 1- to 2-foot seas. (July 18)

Nine aboard capsized boat

Station Lake Tahoe, Calif.

CoastGuardStationLake Tahoe rescued nine people from the water after a 21-foot rental pleasure boat capsized on Lake Tahoe. StationLake Tahoe received a call from a person reporting his pleasure boat capsized, causing nine people to fall into the water. The station immediately launched a 25-foot boat. The boat crew located the victims and safely retrieved them from the water. The victims were found in good condition and were released upon reaching the shore. The victims reported that 2- to 3-foot waves crashed on the bow of their pleasure boat, causing it to capsize. (June 29)

Slip aboard, head injury

Station Fortescue, N.J.

The Coast Guard medevaced a 38-year-old woman after she sustained a head injury slipping aboard a boat in Delaware Bay near Fortescue, N.J. The Coast Guard received a call reporting she was unconscious, had a weak pulse, was not breathing, and that CPR was being conducted. A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fortescue arrived on scene and also conducted CPR on her. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City (N.J.) arrived on scene and hoisted her aboard the helicopter and transported her to CapeRegionalMedicalCenter in Cape May Courthouse, N.J., where she was transferred to emergency medical personnel. (July 11)