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E. Atlantic Beach Man's Catamaran Capsizes on Reynolds Channel

LBFD rescues resident after he tried to retrieve other catamaran that went adrift.

Reynolds Channel in Long Beach, as seen from the pier at Magnolia Boulevard. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
Reynolds Channel in Long Beach, as seen from the pier at Magnolia Boulevard. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)

An East Atlantic Beach resident was treated for hypothermia after his catamaran capsized on Reynolds Channel on Monday. 

According to the Long Beach Fire Department, a man was on his catamaran in an effort to retrieve his other catamaran that had broken loose from his dock at his home on the bay, when the catamaran he was riding tipped over in the middle of the bay. 

“He was able to partially swim and walk back to the area below his dock where he was met by members of the Long Beach Fire Department,” LBFD Commissioner Scott Kemins said of the man who he estimated is about 60 years old. 

The man was treated for hypothermia at the scene and transported in stable condition to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. 

The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department and Atlantic Beach Rescue Unit assisted in the rescue. 
Greg Esposito January 21, 2014 at 10:07 AM
Sending Atlantic Beach residents to Far Rockaway??? I have a funny feeling that talks for re opening Long Beach hospital just started up again.
Sent from my Lear Jet January 21, 2014 at 07:03 PM
Far Rock is closer to the scene than South Nassau. That is likely what dives that decision. S. Nassau has a better reputation though. Maybe patient gave his preference.
Island Girl January 22, 2014 at 06:45 AM
The guy was a schmuck for going out in the first place. And yes, we need a hospital more than we need to develop the superblock.
Jack January 22, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Whats the matter with St John's Hospital in Far Rockaway? Ask the politicians.

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