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Mastic Beach FD Rescues 2 Subjects After Jetski Fire

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | June 26, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 062621102

Mastic Beach N.Y.- On Sunday June 20th Mastic Beach Fire Department was dual activated with Mastic Beach Ambulance Company for a report of a water rescue in the eastern concourse of the inlet. Mastic Beach FD Assistant Chief Luis Grego {5-13-32} was the first to respond to the scene. Firecom advised chief Grego he was responding to a report of a Jetski that had gone on fire and was going down leaving the 2 people that were operating it stranded.

Chief Grego began to establish a command post at Smith Point Marina while the departments fire boat 5-13-26 crewed up and launched from its Doc at Mastic Beach Property Owners. Scuba Rescue truck 5-13-7 was dispatched to the Smith Point Marina along with the departments Fire Police unit 80 and 1 Jetski {5-13-26A}. Mastic Beach Ambulance Company Responder 5-39-81 and Ambulance 5-39-15 also stood by along with assistant chief Jenny {5-39-31}. Chief Grego dispatched the Jetski out to assist the operators of the watercraft that went on fire. The member on 5-13-26A and Crew of 5-13-26 were on scene and joined by Suffolk Police Marine Mike. Mastic Beach FD crews were able to successfully reach the 2 persons that were stranded when they bailed off the jetski that went on fire. They were taken aboard Boat 5-13-26 and were returned to the Command Post at Smith Point Marina.

The riders of the jetski did not appear to be injured when they were brought back to shore. SCPD and Mastic Beach FD took their information for their reports as well as to pass along to United States Coast Guard officials and all units were released in just under an hour.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.