Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters near New Haven harbor

Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued two boaters near New Haven Harbor, Saturday night.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a distress call on channel-16 from a person aboard a 22-foot boat stating that they collided with a buoy in New Haven Harbor, were injured, and the only other passenger aboard was ejected into the water.

Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast (UMIB) and launched a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station New Haven.

The Coast Guard boatcrew arrived on scene in approximately eight minutes, and rescued the ejected boater from the water and transferred the second boater from the distressed vessel aboard the 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RBS). Once aboard the RBS, the boatcrew began administering CPR to the ejected boater who had no pulse.

Once the boater regained a pulse, the boatcrew safely transferred both of the boaters to emergency medical services who were waiting at a pier in Long Wharf, New Haven.

The RBS crew returned to the buoy to investigate the damage done and discovered the vessel capsized outside the main channel.

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