Coast Guard medevacs man south of Fire Island Inlet, New York

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boatcrew medically evacuated a 17-year-old boy suffering Saturday afternoon south of Fire Island Inlet, New York.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report stating a young man aboard a Laura Lee Express was experiencing breathing problems and was in and out of consciousness.

The command center watchstanders briefed the flight surgeon who approved a MEDEVAC and diverted a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Fire Island aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium.

The crew arrived on scene and safely transferred the young man and his guardian aboard the rescue boat and brought them to Station Fire Island. The young man was then transferred to EMS, and from there to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, NY.

The young man’s condition currently is unknown.

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