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Coast Guard rescues unconscious man, 81, from boat near Fire Island

FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. — A Coast Guard rescue crew evacuated a man from a boat near Fire Island Saturday afternoon.

The Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a call around 3 p.m., that an 81-year-old man was unconscious.

According to the Coast Guard, an EMT was aboard the 72-foot boat and was tending to the man.

Rescuers reached the boat approximately 30 minutes later. When they arrived, they were notified that the man had regained consciousness.

The station rescue crew transferred the man, two family members and the EMT aboard the boat to Station Fire Island where emergency medical services were waiting.