Coast Guard rescued 3 people off the coast of Montauk

Coast Guard rescued 3 people off the coast of Montauk

UNDATED (AP) — Three fisherman whose commercial vessel started taking on water and sinking were rescued from the waters off Long Island by a Coast Guard helicopter. The Coast Guard says the men were about 72 nautical miles southeast of Montauk, New York, when they made an emergency call around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The Coast Guard responded by cutter and helicopter, and arrived at the scene to find the men in a life raft, having abandoned their ship. The three men were lifted into the helicopter and taken to a Coast Guard station.

 

Photo: A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)