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Woman in Distressed Near Kismet Beach Rescued By Coast Guard, Local Agencies on Memorial Day

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A Coast Guard Station Fire Island boatcrew rescued a woman in distress near Kismet Beach, New York, Monday.

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The woman was safely rescued with no injuries reported.

Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala, via U.S. Coast Guard on Facebook.

Kismet Beach, NY - May 30, 2016 - A Coast Guard Station Fire Island boatcrew rescued a woman in distress near Kismet Beach, New York, Monday.

At approximately 2:00 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received report, from Suffolk County Dispatch, of a woman who entered the water near Kismet Beach and was in distress.

Good Samaritans on the beach lost sight of the woman due to dense fog in the area and began to hear shouting coming from the woman’s direction.

Sector Long Island Sound issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched Coast Guard Station Fire Island to assist with the rescue of the distressed woman. 

At 2:42 p.m., Station Fire Island located and safely rescued the woman from the water.

Assets involved with the search include:

-Coast Guard Station Fire Island 29263

-Saltaire volunteer Fire Department

-Fair Harbor volunteer Fire Department

-Kismet volunteer Fire Department

-Marine Juliet

-Suffolk Police Departments 3, 5, 37, 50

-National Park services

Station Fire Island safely transported the distressed woman back to Station Fire Island for treatment by West Islip Fire Department Emergency Medical Services.

No injuries have been reported.