Coast Guard rescues 5 in capsized boat off Block Island


on the track of Tropical Storm READY ALWAYS — AND HERMINE IS NO EXCEPTION. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER KIM KALUNIAN BRINGS US A STORY FROM THE WATER NOW. A GROUP OF BOATERS ENCOUNTERED DANGER TODAY — IN CALM CONDITIONS — EVEN BEFORE HERMINE STARTS CHURNING THINGS UP. KIM JOINS US TONIGHT FROM POINT JUDITH. KIM? (KK) JARED THE COAST GUARD TONIGHT SAYS A HARROWING RESCUE OFF THE COAST OF BLOCK ISLAND TODAY IN CALM SEAS IS A VALUABLE LESSON IN THE DANGERS OF THE STORM TOSSED SEAS WE’RE EXPECTING IN COMING DAYS OFF THE COAST OF BLOCK ISLAND SATURDAY AFTERNOON… They started to take some swells over the bow, and that’s what capsized the boat US COAST GUARD BOATSWAIN’S MATE SECOND CLASS MATTHEW HYLAND SAYS THE COAST GUARD WAS ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY RESCUE FIVE MEN FROM A DISABLED BOAT BEING TOWED TO SHORE Luckily all the men on board had their life-jacket on HE SAYS ITS AN IMPORTANT LESSON FOR BOATERS AS HERMINE MOVES CLOSER Today teaches even when it’s flat calm that, only two foot swells were out there, that you know, it can be extremely dangerous, and you can put yourself in a bad situation really quickly on the water. THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO MAKE THINGS DANGEROUS ON THE OCEAN AND AT THE COAST. HYLAND SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD HEED THE WARNINGS TO STAY OFF THE WATER You can lose your life rather quickly, like these gentlemen almost did. And like you saw, two foot seas out there, and it’s still calm. So in the upcoming days with 30-40 knots of wind, and on the plus side of 8 foot seas, it’s going to be extremely perilous (KK) AND AGAIN THE LESSON HERE — IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE OUT ON THE WATER, DON’T TAKE THE RISK. REPORTING IN NARRAGANSETT WITH THE MOBILE NEWSROOM, KIM

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