Jet Ski Crash in Mastic Beach Activates Multiple Departments
By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | June 06, 2021 | NEW YORK
Story No. 060921106
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosSouth Country Ambulance Boat 5-42-26 arrives back at Bellport Marina with the patient after he was ejected off a jet ski and suffered a fractured ankle.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic Beach FD and Ambulance Companies established a command post at Smith point Marina
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic Beach FD Scuba Rescue Unit 5-13-7 at Smith Point Marina
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic Beach Ambulance Staging at Smith Point Marina.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA South Country Ambulance EMT brings the Stretcher out .
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosPatient loaded in to waiting ambulance
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosSCPD Marine Romeo Actiing as Marine Mike arrives back at the dock .
MASTIC BEACH, NY - On Sunday, June 6th just before 11:15 A.M., the Mastic Beach Fire Department and Mastic Beach Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a jet ski accident in the inlet.
Mastic Beach Chief Fred Loiacono arrived on scene to the Smith Point Marina and quickly set up a command post. South Country Ambulance was also activated as mutual aid for their Boat and Skiff. Mastic Beach Chief Loiacono requested the department's zodiac (5-13- Marine 2) to be brought to the Smith Point Marina to launch.
5-13-Marine 2 was launched and Scuba Rescue truck 5-13-7 also came to the command post at the marina along with fire police and Suffolk County Park Rangers. South Country Ambulance Skiff 5-42-26A was the first to make contact with the jet ski operator, who had hit a sandbar. They radioed back advising that the patient had a fractured ankle from being ejected off the jet ski.
Members of both departments worked together to assist the patient. Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau Unit Marine Mike was also on scene. The patient was stabilized and secured for transport before being transferred over to South Country Ambulance boat 5-42-26. 5-42-26 transported the patient back to the Bellport Marina with SCPD Marine Mike following them not far behind.
At the Bellport Marina, Chief Greg Miglino was on shore along with South Country Ambulance unit 5-42-20 and Bellport FD Chief Zaffarano. Chiefs Miglino and Zaffarano assisted the crews of 5-42-20 and 5-42-26 in transferring the patient to a stretcher and loading him in to the ambulance. The patient was then transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
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