Coast Guard, local agencies rescue distressed woman near Kismet Beach

29 Cape DissapointmentNEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station Fire Island boatcrew rescued a woman in distress near Kismet Beach, New York, Monday.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received report, from Suffolk County Dispatch, of a woman who entered the water near Kismet Beach and was in distress.

Good Samaritans on the beach lost sight of the woman due to dense fog in the area and began to hear shouting coming from the woman’s direction.

Sector Long Island Sound issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched Coast Guard Station Fire Island to assist with the rescue of the distressed woman.

At 2:42 p.m., Station Fire Island located and safely rescued the woman from the water.

Assets involved with the search include:

  • Coast Guard Station Fire Island
  • Saltaire volunteer Fire Department
  • Fair Harbor volunteer Fire Department
  • Kismet volunteer Fire Department
  • Marine Juliet
  • Suffolk Police Department
  • National Park services

Station Fire Island safely transported the distressed woman back to Station Fire Island for treatment by West Islip Fire Department Emergency Medical Services.

No injuries have been reported.

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