Three People Rescued From the Water inWest Moriches Inlet

NEW YORK (D1 Public Affairs) – Three people were recovered from the water on the west side of Moriches Inlet after their vessel capsized at about 8:05 a.m. today.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a call from a Good Samaritan at 7:56 a.m. who reported that a large wave had capsized a14-foot pleasure boat on the ocean side of Moriches Inlet and the three people on board were in the water.

A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station East Moriches was on scene within nine minutes. The crew pulled the three people from the water and brought them to East Moriches Marina. The three people declined medical assistance.

The station crew towed the capsized vessel out of the surf zone and transferred the tow to TowBoatUS a commercial salvage company.

The three people in the water were not wearing life jackets.

There were no reported injuries or pollution in the water as a result of the incident.

“The response time in this case was crucial, by both the Good Samaritan and the rescue crew,” said Mark Averill, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command duty officer, “however, we can’t stress enough the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times when on the water.”

The weather on scene was reported as three to four-foot waves, and light winds.

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