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Multiple Agencies Assist in Rescue of Couple on Sailboat Caught in Hurricane Lee Swells

Multiple Agencies Assist in Rescue of Couple on Sailboat Caught in Hurricane Lee Swells
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Multiple Agencies Assist in Rescue of Couple on Sailboat Caught in Hurricane Lee Swells

Two individuals in distress aboard a 27-foot sailboat being tossed around in high surf from Hurricane Lee in the ocean waters off Westhampton Beach were rescued by a helicopter dispatched from the United States Coast Guard Station in Cape Cod on Friday afternoon.

Lieutenant Commander Alex Martfeld of US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod flying the helicopter that was sent out to rescue two individuals aboard a 24-foot sailboat in the waters off Westhampton Beach on Friday afternoon. COURTESY USCG AIR STATION CAPE COD

Lieutenant Commander Alex Martfeld of US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod flying the helicopter that was sent out to rescue two individuals aboard a 24-foot sailboat in the waters off Westhampton Beach on Friday afternoon. COURTESY USCG AIR STATION CAPE COD

From left, Aviation Maintenance Technician (hoist operator) Second Class Gary Hardigree, Aviation Survival Technician (rescue swimmer) Third Class Gregory Gibson,  Lieutenant (co-pilot) Tanner Evans, and Lieutenant Commander Alex Martfeld were the team on the scene of the search-and-rescue mission to take two individuals in distress off a sailboat that was being tossed around in swells from Hurricane Lee on Friday in the waters off Westhampton Beach. COURTESY USCG AIR STATION CAPE COD

From left, Aviation Maintenance Technician (hoist operator) Second Class Gary Hardigree, Aviation Survival Technician (rescue swimmer) Third Class Gregory Gibson, Lieutenant (co-pilot) Tanner Evans, and Lieutenant Commander Alex Martfeld were the team on the scene of the search-and-rescue mission to take two individuals in distress off a sailboat that was being tossed around in swells from Hurricane Lee on Friday in the waters off Westhampton Beach. COURTESY USCG AIR STATION CAPE COD

authorCailin Riley on Sep 16, 2023
Two men in distress aboard a 25-foot sailboat tossed around in high surf from Hurricane Lee in the ocean waters off Westhampton Beach were pulled to safety after a dramatic... more

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