Coast Guard rescues grounded boaters off Fire Island

NEW YORK — A Coast Guard rescue crew rescued three boaters off Fire Island, N.Y. after their 40-foot sailboat ran aground in the fog early this morning.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a call via Channel 16 VHF radio at 3 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the sailboat Gwaihir stating their boat had run aground in a sandbar off Fire Island beach.

The Coast Guard launched a rescue boat crew from Station Fire Island to assist.

The rescue boat crew arrived on scene along with the Suffolk County Police Department and was able to reach the stranded boaters. The Suffolk County Police Department then safely returned the boaters to Station Fire Island.

All of the boaters were in good condition with no injuries to report.

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