Coast Guard and first responders rescue tug crewmember near Kingston, New York

NEW YORK , NY., (Jan.28, 2004)--The Coast Guard Cutter Wire, a 65-foot icebreaking tug homeported in Saugerties, N.Y., makes its way through an ice flow in New York Harbor Jan. 28, 2004. As severe ice conditions still exist in the Northeast, Coast Guard ice breakers have been working continuosly keeping waterways open for maritime traffic.  USCG photo PA3 Mike Lutz

Coast Guard Cutter Wire - File Photo

NEW YORK-A Coast Guard crew and local first responders worked together to rescue an injured tugboat crewmember near Kingston, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2011.

An engineer aboard the tug Barbara McAllister reportedly suffered a leg injury and was stuck in the engine room while en route to Albany, N.Y., in the Hudson River.

Coast Guard Sector New York’s Search command center dispatched the Coast Guard Cutter Wire to Kingston, where the crew took on members of the Kingston Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services to assist in the rescue.

After successfully getting the engineer aboard the Coast Guard cutter, the injured man was brought to Kingston Point, where he was transferred to local EMS for additional treatment.

The Coast Guard Cutter Wire is homeported in Saugerties, N.Y.

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