Coast Guard station conducts back-to-back rescues

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – Coast Guard crewmembers conducted back-to-back rescues around Point Judith, R.I., today.

Coast Guard Station Point Judith in Narragansett, R.I., first responded to a call from the Narragansett police department around 10 a.m., reporting a person had fallen overboard near the Point Judith Breachway Jetty.

The station dispatched a 27-foot boat crew while the officer in charge, executive petty officer and engineering petty officer of the station drove to Salty Brine Beach to assist.

When the trio arrived, the Narragansett police and fire departments were already on scene and had located the Warwick, R.I., man who was injured after slipping on the rocks.

With the help of the Narragansett fire and police departments, the executive petty officer, Chief Petty Officer Patrick Foley, and the engineering petty officer, Petty Officer 1st Class Jeff Glod, carried the man off the jetty to a nearby ambulance.

He was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

The station received another call around noon from the 42-foot sailboat Jacobs Ladder requesting assistance for an injured passenger.

The Cheshire, Conn., based sailboat was approximately three miles off Black Point, R.I., and headed back to its homeport when one of its passengers fell and sustained a head injury.

The station dispatched a 47-foot boat crew with a first responder aboard around 12:20. A 27-foot boat crew was launched around 1 p.m. to assist with the rescue.

The 27-foot crew transported the woman back to the station where they were met by the Narragansett fire department’s emergency services.

She was transported to a local hospital. Her condition is unknown.

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