U.S. Coast Guard officers evacuated a 50-year-old man from a fishing boat near Montauk Point on Sunday afternoon due to a health emergency. He died later that evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center were notified at 4:10 p.m. that a crew member aboard the fishing vessel Blackhawk was having chest pains and going in and out of consciousness, according to a press release from the Coast Guard. A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Montauk arrived at the scene at 4:40 p.m. and transferred the man, who was not identified in the press release, to ... 21 Jul 2019 by Staff Writer
An Amagansett home caught fire on Saturday morning, and fire officials suspect it was sparked by lightning striking the roof of the house.Amagansett Fire Chief William Beckert said a 6:38 a.m. call reported smoke in the area of Cross Highway, prompting firefighters to investigate. Chief Beckert said that while the volunteers were on route, they were informed that the smoke was the result of a roof fire. The homeowner was in the house at the time, but he said she got out to her driveway by the time firefighters arrived.Firefighters contained the blaze to the northeast corner of the roof. ... 11 Aug 2018 by Jon Winkler
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