3 Rescued from Inflatable Boat in Long Island Sound

A helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, MA, hoisted the three men and transferred them to the hospital. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Fontaine.

The Coast Guard rescued 3 overdue boaters from their 8’ inflatable boat 5 miles east of New Haven Harbor, Connecticut, on Monday, June 3, at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Coast Guard and emergency response units locate three fishermen. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Fontaine.

The Coast guard received a call from Suffolk County Police Department, reporting that Alba Serrano reported her husband, son and nephew had left Rocky Point Sunday at 2:00 p.m., and were due back at 10:00 p.m., and had not yet returned.

The Coast Guard immediately launched a 45’ rescue boat crew from Station New Haven, Conn., a 45-foot rescue boat from Station Eaton’s Neck, N.Y., and a HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass. Suffolk County also launched an air and boat search crew to assist in the search.

The Jayhawk rescue crew located the 3 boaters and safely hoisted them aboard the aircraft. The boaters were taken to Tweed New Haven Airport where EMS was awaiting to transfer them to Yale New Haven Hospital.

Their condition is unknown at this time.


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