Man Medevaced from Fishing Vessel South of Fire Island

NEW YORK–A 48-Year old man was medevaced from a 70-foot commercial fishing vessel one mile south of Fire Island at around 3:30 p.m. today.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report at about 3 p.m. from the master of the fishing vessel Laura Lee, home ported in Captree Boat Basin in Babylon, N.Y., that a passenger was experiencing chest pains and numbness in his limbs while the vessel was underway.

A Coast Guard rescue boat crew from Station Fire Island was immediately launched and arrived on scene within 20 minutes. The crew transported the man to the station where West Islip Fire Rescue emergency medical personnel were waiting.

“Once we got him on board and assessed the man’s symptoms, we administered oxygen until we were able to transfer him to EMS,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Rick Bauz, a Station Fire Island boat coxswain.

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