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

29 New LondonNEW YORK — A Coast Guard Fire Island rescue crew medically evacuated a woman near Fire Island Inlet, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification at 3:14 p.m., from a 20-foot pleasure craft that reported they had an unconscious adult female aboard.

Coast Guard Station Fire Island watchstandards contacted the vessel via Channel 16 and diverted a Fire Island 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat (RB-S) from a training exercise with a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel to assist.

The RB-S was on scene in less than 10 minutes and reported that the woman had regained consciousness.

The station rescue crew carefully transferred the woman aboard the RB-S and safely transported her to Capetree Marina in Long Island, N.Y., where West Islip Fire Department was waiting with emergency medical services.

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