Cutter Sailfish rescues three from personal watercraft near Yonkers, N.Y.

NEW YORK – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish rescued three boaters near Yonkers, N.Y., Sunday.

The three people onboard the personal watercraft were unable to get back to shore after the craft became disabled and they drifted with the current.

“One of the jet skiers slipped and fell in the water while the crew of the Sailfish was conducting the rescue,” said Lt. j.g. Eric Hanson, Coast Guard Sector New York’s command duty officer. “The Sailfish small boat crew was able to recover that person and the other two, and all were brought onboard the Sailfish and given blankets. They were just cold and were taken to a nearby dock where their families awaited them.”

No injuries were reported.

The crew of the Sailfish recovered the Jet Ski and towed it to shore, where it was retrieved by its owner.

Weather was reported as five mile-per-hour winds and a water temperature of 53 degrees at the time of the incident.

The crew of the cutter Sailfish, homeported in Sandy Hook, N.J., was underway conducting training nearby when the Coast Guard received the call for help.

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