Coast Guard crewmembers administer first aid to 50-year-old boater at Fire Island

Coast Guard Station Fire Island crewmembers administer first aid to a 50-year-old man at Station Fire Island, Long Island, New York, May 18, 2017. The man and his son were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital by West Islip EMS in stable conditions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2ns Class Jonathan Javier)

Coast Guard Station Fire Island crewmembers administer first aid to a 50-year-old man at Station Fire Island, Long Island, New York, May 18, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2ns Class Jonathan Javier)

NEW YORK – Coast Guard Station Fire Island crewmembers administer first aid to a 50-year-old man at Station Fire Island, Long Island, New York, Thursday afternoon.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report from Station Fire Island at 12:33 p.m., that a 22-foot white pleasure craft pulled into the station boat basin with an man aboard who was in need of medical attention.

Station crewmembers administered first aid to the 50-year-old man with a knee laceration at the dock, and notified West Islip Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

The man and his son, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital by West Islip EMS in stable conditions.

The vessel owner’s cousin is arranging to retrieve the pleasure craft from Station Fire Island.

The U.S. Coast Guard and their partner agencies are committed to generating greater safety awareness among pleasure craft operators, to find out more about steps you can take to ensure you are prepared before heading out on the water visit www.uscgboating.org.

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