Coast Guard, local agencies locate downed aircraft, recover body

Coast Guard, local agencies locate downed aircraft, recover body
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard responded to a report of a downed aircraft eight miles north of Mattituck Inlet, N.Y., today. At approximately 8:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification from another aircraft operating in the vicinity that a plane went down. The aircraft was described as a small, white, fixed wing, single-engine plane. A rescue boatcrew from Coast...

Coast Guard assets invaluable during busy Fourth of July weekend

Coast Guard assets invaluable during busy Fourth of July weekend
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Coast Guard responded to 18 search and rescue and three marine environmental protection cases in Long Island Sound during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, resulting in 17 lives assisted. The Coast Guard Sector Long Island Command Center in New Haven, Conn., coordinated responses to the cases, which consisted of calls regarding three persons in the water, three vessels taking...

Coast Guard medevacs 38-year-old man 65 miles south of Shinnecock, N.Y.

Coast Guard medevacs 38-year-old man 65 miles south of Shinnecock, N.Y.
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard medevaced a 38-year-old man from a fishing vessel 65 miles south of Shinnecock, N.Y., Tuesday. The Coast Guard Sector Long Island Command Center in New Haven, Conn., received a call for help stating that a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Patriots was reportedly having difficulty breathing, experiencing pain in his extremities and coldness in his feet. The command...

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

NEW 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...