What started out as a routine December winter victim-in-distress Jet Ski training in Block Island Sound turned into a real-life save for members of the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue

Drill Turns Real For Ocean Rescue




What started out as a routine December winter victim-in-distress Jet Ski training in Block Island Sound turned into a real-life save for members of the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue.

Volunteers were training on December 16 when they were pressed into service to rescue a kite surfer who was being swept away in the 48-degree, white-capped waters west of the Montauk Harbor inlet.

Despite a gale warning, rain, three-foot swells, and winds of 30 mph, volunteers were able to rescue the victim and retrieve his rig.