A Dark Day in American History

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “ – President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001 “The planes were hijacked, the buildings fell,...

Good Samaritan plucks four from water after boat sinks

New York – A Good Samaritan rescued four people after their 30-foot boat began to take on water 29-miles south of Fire Island, N.Y. this morning.

Man medevaced from grounded vessel in Fire Island Inlet

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard crew medically evacuated a man from a pleasure craft after the vessel ran aground on a sandbar in Fire Island Inlet around 2:40 a.m. today.

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue boater from vessel fire

NEW YORK – A Good Samaritan rescued a person in the water after their 27-foot boat became engulfed in flames about one mile east of Coast Guard Station Fire Island, N.Y., at 2:10 p.m. today.

Coast Guard rescues grounded boaters off Fire Island

NEW YORK — A Coast Guard rescue crew rescued three boaters off Fire Island, N.Y. after their 40-foot sailboat ran aground in the fog early this morning.

Man and two dogs saved after being stranded on Captree Island

NEW YORK-A man and his two dogs were saved after they were separated by strong winds and a drifting boat near Fire Island, N.Y., at approximately 8 p.m., today.

Two Dead in Speedboat Capsizing Near Patchogue, NY

NEW YORK – Two people are dead after their speedboat capsized during a boat race in Great South Bay near Patchogue, N.Y., around 5:30 p.m. today. Coast Guard Station Fire Island personnel were on scene within moments. “We were enforcing the security zone around the race and I noticed the water going every where,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy Clouse, the coxswain of a 25-foot...

Bridge Allision Near Fire Island Leaves One Dead, Another Injured

NEW YORK- One person is dead and another injured in an allision with the Robert Moses Bridge near Fire Island around 4:50 a.m. today. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification. Another man was taken to a local hospital. His condition is unknown. Coast Guard Station Fire Island responded with a rescue boat crew who towed the vessel back to the unit. The Suffolk County...

Coast Guard Rescues Two From Sinking Boat South of Fire Island

NEW YORK (CG Public Affairs) – Two people were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after their vessel sank 17 miles south of Fire Island, N.Y., around 10:00 a.m. today. The two men were airlifted to Coast Guard Station Fire Island after being spotted by a Coast Guard HH-60 helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod that was diverted from patrol to assist in the case. The owner of the vessel...