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Oct 1, 2015 3:20 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Man Rescued From Sinking Boat Near Shinnecock Inlet On Thursday Morning

Oct 2, 2015 12:32 PM

A man was rescued about 12 miles south of the Shinnecock Inlet by a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Jayhawk helicopter crew on Thursday morning after his boat began taking on water.

The man, who Coast Guard officials did not identify on Thursday, was boating alone when his 40-foot sailing vessel Pocho started taking on water.

When reached on Friday, Coast Guard officials still would not identify the man or say where he lives, citing that it is still an open investigation.

“The only report is that is vessel was taking on water,” said Petty Officer Third Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons. “His sails were shredded to pieces and he had no more diesel fuel on board.”

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched from Air Station Cape Cod at 7:36 a.m. and arrived on scene at 8:54 a.m.

Mr. Iannazzo-Simmons said the man was uninjured in the accident, which occurred while winds were gusting to 25 knots and sea levels were reaching 9 feet.

When the helicopter arrived, the man was airlifted to Cape Cod and the sinking boat was abandoned, Mr. Iannazzo-Simmons said.

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an hour and twenty minutes for a helo to come from cape cod when we have a unit with more capabilites 10 miles away in westhampton beach! Gotta love bureaucracy! It's time to end this nonsense and send the closest military branch.
By politcal pawn (121), Flanders on Oct 1, 15 11:28 PM
Coast Guard vs National Guard. Hmmmm
By Draggerman (955), Southampton on Oct 8, 15 9:23 PM
Who was the idiot???
By knitter (1941), Southampton on Oct 2, 15 7:15 PM