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Coast Guard Rescues Kite Surfer Off Fire Island

U.S.Coast Guard

A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued a kite surfer Saturday after he was pushed far off shore from Fire Island.

The crew of a 47-foot motor lifeboat found the surfer about one mile southwest of Democrat Point and pulled him out of the water, officials said. An emergency medical technician determined that the surfer wasn't injured.

"Cases like this really highlight just how dangerous it is out on the water right now,” said Capt. Andrew Tucci, commander of Sector Long Island Sound. “With the impending storm promising to make things even worse we strongly urge all boaters not to go out, especially paddle boats and other small craft.”

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