Coast Guard rescues injured woman from waters off New London, Conn.

1st Coast Guard District NewsNEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued a woman who fell overboard from a sailboat off New London, Conn.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island received the report at 1 p.m. from the New London Police Department of the woman falling overboard from the boat, at anchor between the New London State Pier and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge. She was wearing a life jacket and was reportedly unable to pull herself back onto the vessel’s swim platform due to a possible injury.

Coast Guard Station New London launched a rescue boat crew who were able to pull the woman safely out of the water within 15 minutes of the initial call. Emergency medical specialists met them at the pier to evaluate the woman’s condition, who reportedly suffered a dislocated shoulder.

“The Coast Guard encourages all boaters to use a personal flotation device any time they’re on the water,” said Chief Petty Officer James Curto, an operations specialist with Coast Guard Sector Long Island.

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