Coast Guard medevacs man south of Fire Island Inlet, New York

united states coast guard 

News Release  

U.S. Coast Guard 1st District PA Detachment New York
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment New York
Office: (212) 514-4291
After Hours: (917) 703-0983
PA Detachment New York online newsroom

Coast Guard medevacs man south of Fire Island Inlet, New York

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boatcrew medically evacuated a 17-year-old boy suffering Saturday afternoon south of Fire Island Inlet, New York.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report stating a young man aboard a Laura Lee Express was experiencing breathing problems and was in and out of consciousness.

The command center watchstanders briefed the flight surgeon who approved a MEDEVAC and diverted a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Fire Island aboard a 45-foot Response Boat Medium

The crew arrived on scene and safely transferred the young man and his guardian aboard the rescue boat and brought them to Station Fire Island. The young man was then transferred to EMS, and from there to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, NY.

The young man’s condition currently is unknown.