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Water Rescue in Port Washington

U.S. Coast Guard come to the aid of a cardiac arrest victim.

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a cardiac arrest victim in Manhasset Bay Thursday at around 8:35 p.m. The victim was transported to the Town Dock, met by the Port Washington Fire Department rescue and medical personnel.  The Port Washington Police District secured the dock, and the victim was brought to St. Francis Hospital.
Robert J. Pape, Jr. September 09, 2011 at 04:46 PM
Mr. Schmitt: Your apology? Thank you.
Capt. Frank September 09, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Mr. Schmitt, Please be advised that the USCG is the LEAD agency for ALL water emergencies, whether or not they are ON SCENE, with or without setting up command logistics, or just making simple maritime notifications. The USCG relies on local agencies (FD, PD) to provide assistance or conduct the operations they are responsible for (PD security & Search/Rescue, FD Fire/EMS, Search Rescue) and if the CG is in the vicinity of a true emergency, they can and will respond! Anytime you want to jump in the water (with a trama injury) in the middle of the night and wonder who is going to help you, think about the statements you have made first...
Tom Rice September 09, 2011 at 09:51 PM
MR.PAPE AND CAPT. FRANK THANK YOU AND THE MEN OF PWFD FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK. MR.SCHMITT SHAME ON YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS
David Miller September 10, 2011 at 12:55 AM
Dear Mr. Schmitt Would you let me know what district pays cops, teachers, firemen, sanitation workers, etc a million dollars per year so I may change occupations? Before you write about various articles you should really do research so you can sound somewhat intelligent. After reading various replies you have given on various subjects it appears as though you have forgotten to take your meds or you should change what you are on. Try reading what the Coast Guard does because guarding borders is only one thing they do but they do it on the water. The Coast Guard as Chief Salerno patiently tries to explain to you do many things for all types of safety. You might be unaware that they do boat inspections to make sure each vessel has the proper safety equipment, proper licensing and registration of vessels, people are operating their boat safely, etc. Your comments pertaining to so many various articles make you sound like someone who wants to run for office. The difference is you have no clue to what you are discussing. I suggest Port Washing set up a special position for you as THE VILLAGE IDIOT. By the way, there is a time sharing available for a number of weeks in a rehab facility. I am sure that many residents of Port Washington would be happy to volunteer to drive you there.
Barbara Silverstein September 10, 2011 at 06:04 AM
Mr. Schmitt, You really need a reality check on life,( Al Qaeda ). Seriously...... The Town Of North Hempstead Constables, Port Fire Dept, USCG and Police did a outstanding job in saving someone's life. From what I've heard and read it is apparent that this was a serious call that could have ended in tragedy. And it didn't, do to the response of all the agencies who worked together. At least this was a real call of duty, not like the one Mallory Nathan claims he did on 9/11.

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