Coast Guard rescues person from New York Harbor waters

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard NewsNEW YORK – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew rescued a person in the water in the Upper Bay of New York Harbor, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.

Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders received notification that a women reportedly fell from the Staten Island Ferry, Spirit of America, at 3:45 p.m.

At the time of the call, Coast Guard Station New York 45-foot and 25-foot rescue boat crews were performing a security escort of the ferry, Spirit of America, and were able to divert from their mission to rescue the woman by 3:47 p.m. The woman was recovered conscious and transferred to emergency medical services waiting at Station New York.

“Thankfully my boat crews were at the right place at the right time to save this woman’s life,” said Lt. Cmdr. William Walsh, commanding officer of Station New York.

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