On Monday, May 29, FDNY Marine 3 responded to a report of a vessel in distress in the vicinity of the Breezy Point Jetty. Upon arrival, Marine 3 observed three victims struggling on the slippery rocks of the jetty. Marine 3 nosed up to the jetty and was able to initiate rescues of three people. Harsh weather conditions including 20 MPH winds and 2-3′ swells made this an arduous task.
All three victims were pulled onboard Marine 3 and evaluated and treated for injuries including dehydration and exposure to the elements. Marine 3 then transferred the three victims to land where they received care from awaiting EMS units.
Councilwoman Joann Ariola commended the rescue effort saying, “A job well done by our FDNY – as always, we all owe them a great debt of gratitude for preventing what could easily have been a disaster.”