Coast Guard Station Fire Island rescues two after boat runs aground

NEW YORK - Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Antin from Station Fire Island tends to an individual who sustained injuries following a grounding near Great Captains Island on Aug. 5, 2016. Crewmembers aboard the 29-foot Response Boat-Small took two people to Station Fire Island to awaiting EMS personnel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Fire Island)

NEW YORK – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Antin from Station Fire Island tends to an individual who sustained injuries following a grounding near Great Captains Island on Aug. 5, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Fire Island)

NEW YORK — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fire Island rescued two people after their boat ran aground near East Fire Island, Friday.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., Friday, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received a call from Suffolk County Dispatch with a report of a vessel aground with eight people aboard, near Great Captain’s Island, New York

Station Fire Island crewmembers aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small arrived on scene to find two people with minor injuries requiring assistance.

The two injured people and one family member were safely transferred aboard the Coast Guard smallboat.While underway back to Station Fire Island, the EMT aboard the smallboat administered basic medical treatment to the two individuals.

The awaiting EMS crew on shore transfered the individuals to Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Islip Harbor Police stayed on scene with the remaining five people until a commercial salvage vessel could remove the boat from the sandbar.

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