Coast Guard Rescues Two Near Fire Island

NEW YORK–Two people were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after their vessel became disabled 16 miles south of Fire Island, N.Y., around 7:08 p.m. today. The occupants of the vessel On Trial, homeported in West Islip, N.Y., activated their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) after their vessel’s engines quit working. The crew of the disabled vessel fired flares and was seen...

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...