Police, Fire Swimmers Rescue Woman Trapped Under Capsized Boat on Long Island Sound

NY Daily News - June 11, 2019


NYPD scuba divers and an FDNY rescue swimmer rescued a woman trapped in an air pocket beneath the hull of an overturned boat Sunday on Long Island Sound.

The woman was one of seven people rescued by the NYPD, the FDNY and the Coast Guard after the boat overturned in choppy waters near the Execution Rocks Lighthouse, which is between New Rochelle in Westchester County and Great Neck on Long Island.

Rescuers rushed to the scene at about 5:40 p.m. There they found the overturned boat, and six people in the water.

“A man was screaming that his wife was underwater and never made it out when the other passengers escaped,” said FDNY Lt. Ilya Zerakhto.