Coast Guard medevacs 2 women near Moriches Inlet

Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

NEW YORK — A Coast Guard Station East Moriches response boatcrew medevaced two women from a sailboat a few miles south of Moriches Inlet, Friday morning.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification around 9:30 a.m., that a 36-year-old passenger aboard the sailing vessel Flirtation, was experiencing symptoms of severe dehydration.

The command center dispatched a rescue crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small with a qualified emergency medical technician from East Moriches Fire Department aboard.

Upon arriving on scene, the rescue crew discovered that a 62-year-old female passenger had fallen inside the vessels’ cabin as well, causing a facial injury.

Both women were brought aboard the rescue boat and transferred to an awaiting ambulance at Station East Moriches.

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