Coast Guard assists local agencies in rescue of 19 mariners near College Point, NY

45NEW YORK – Coast Guard crewmembers assisted local agencies in the rescue of 19 mariners after their vessel capsized near College Point, New York, Sunday.

At 1:40 p.m., Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders were notified via Channel 16 of a vessel taking on water and capsizing near College Point with 19 people aboard.

The dragon boat, a human-powered vessel from the Azumi Rowing Club, was made out of wood and had completely submerged by the time rescue crews arrived on scene.

Rescue crews included personnel from:

  • Coast Guard Station King’s Point
  • Fire Department of New York
  • New York Police Department

The mariners, all wearing lifejackets, were rescued from the water at 1:45 p.m. and transported to the College Point Yacht Club where met by awaiting EMS crews.

No injuries were reported at this time.

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