Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City aircrew saves 3, assesses hurricane damage

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard NewsNEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued three people from their homes in New York Boroughs due to being trapped from the extreme high tides caused by Hurricane Sandy, today.

Coast Guard MH-65T Dolphine helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City responded to multiple requests to rescue people who were trapped in their homes that were surrounded by flood waters.

The aircrew also assisted New York Police Marine units with nine people in distress.

The three people rescued were taken to area hospitals on Staten Island, N.Y.

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