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
-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.