Mastic Beach Handles 2nd Reported Water Rescue.
By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | June 09, 2021 | NEW YORK
Story No. 060921107
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire Photos5-13-Marine 2 With its crew and Mastic Beach Ambulance Chief TJ Falah on the water underway during a reported water rescue.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic Beach Scuba Rescue truck at the Command Post.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosSouth Country and Manorville Ambulances At the Command post.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA crew from South Country Ambulance at the dock.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic Beach Ambulance Chief Falah Heads for the boat.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic Beach FD Members prepare to remove the boat after the call is cleared.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic Beach Ambulance Responder 5-39-81 along Side Mastic Beach FD Scuba Rescue truck 5-13-7
Mastic Beach NY- On Sunday June 6th at 4:13 PM the Mastic Beach Fire Department and Mastic Beach ambulance were activated along with Manorville and South Country Ambulance who were also standing by in Mastic Beach for a report of a water rescue off the coast of the new inlet South of John Boyle Island. Mastic Beach FD Chiefs Fred Loiacono and Jeff McGown Responded to the Smith Point Marina. Mastic Beach Ambulance Assistant Chief TJ Falah, Special Operations Captain Jalen Mattei , Paramedic Rich Tvelia and ambulances from South Country and Manorville Ambulance company Joined them at the marina establishing a command post.
Mastic Beach FD Chief Loiacono was in charge of the operation and received updated info from county that Suffolk Police Received a call of a person stuck on a sand bar. It was reported that the person may have a medical condition. Chief Loiacono requested the departments Zodiac to launch. Mastic Beach Ambulance Chief Falah went out on the zodiac (5-13-Marine 2) to check out the situation. They were joined by Suffolk Police Marine Mike and a boat from South Country Ambulance. Upon further investigation it was determines by Police and Fire Officials that there was no patient on the Island. When Chief Loiacono inquired about a call back he was advised that FRES did not speak to the caller and did not have call back info the call came in via a 3rd party to Suffolk Police. All units were released from the operation in about 30 to 40 minutes.
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