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A fall fishing expedition ended tragically yesterday when the vessel overturned in Raritan Bay, leaving one man dead and the other, injured. [Staten Island Advance]
A mayday call radioed in at 10:35 a.m. by a passing boater said the capsized vessel was by buoy 19. FDNY Marine 8 was dispatched to the scene, arriving in mere minutes.
Staten Island Advance: A trio of firefighters assigned to a FDNY vessel rushed to the Raritan Reach Channel, about three miles south of Staten Island’s shores, after receiving a “mayday” call at 10:35 a.m. from another fishing vessel, and arrived in time to save the 82-year-old man.
The firefighters said the boat – a 19-foot fiberglass vessel – may have flipped after its anchor line wrapped around its outboard motor, making it unstable.
Read more about the daring rescue and recovery from the Staten Island Advance here…
by Mai Armstrong