Coast Guard conducts medevac near Fire Island, N.Y.

Coast Guard Station St. Joseph 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty)

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty

NEW YORK — Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Fire Island medically evacuated two individuals from a barge in Fire Island Inlet, Monday evening.

Watchstanders at Station Fire Island received notification from the Barge Reggie at approximately 5:00 p.m., stating a suspected malfunction of a barge pump system that resulted in multiple injuries including a head injury and lacerations.

The rescue crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium arrived on scene at approximately 5:30 p.m. Two crewmembers were safely transferred from the Barge Reggie and taken to awaiting emergency medical services at Station Fire Island for transfer to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York.


The third crewmember aboard the Barge Reggie was transported by the vessel’s safety officer to Good Samaritan Hospital.

The crewmembers conditions are currently unknown.


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