Coast Guard Rescues 2 Men After Boat Capsizes Near Fire Island

25 New HavenNEW YORK — A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Fire Island rescued two people after their personal watercraft capsized near Democrat Point, New York, at approximately 12:10 p.m. Saturday.

A nearby Coast Guard boatcrew was immediately diverted after receiving a report of the incident from a passing mariner who notified the Coast Guard via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16.

The Coast Guard boatcrew arrived on scene at 12:12 p.m. in a 29-foot Response Boat and located the two men in the Good Samaritan’s vessel.

The boatcrew transferred both men aboard the response boat and were safely transported to Station Fire Island. An EMS crew was called to the station where one of the men received medical treatment.

The vessel remains capsized on a shoal nearby. There is no pollution and the craft is not a hazard to navigation at this time.

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