Coast Guard rescues three generations of one family

BOSTON – The Coast Guard rescued a family spanning three generations from 41 degree water today after their boat capsized near Fort Adams in Narragansett Bay, R.I.

Roy Goodwin, 60, of Upton, Mass., his son, Roy Goodwin, 38, and his grandson Corey Goodwin, 18, both of Douglas, Mass., are being treated for mild hypothermia at Newport Hospital in Newport, R.I.

A Good Samaritan notified Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England about 7:40 a.m., today that the three had fallen overboard from their small outboard boat.

Station Castle Hill, R.I., launched a 41-foot utility boat and a 25-foot response boat.

Thirteen minutes after the sector was originally notified, the response boat arrived on scene to find two of the men holding on to floating seat cushions and the other man holding on to a bag of floating decoy ducks used for hunting.

The response boat crew recovered the Goodwins and transported them to Perrotti Park where Newport Fire and Rescue EMS were waiting to take them to the hospital.

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