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Piermont FD Rescues Canoer Off Pier

Officials: no injuries, no help from Nyack needed

A canoer just off Piermont Pier who took on water was rescued by the at about 1 p.m. Monday.

Someone on the pier spotted a man in a small, blue plastic canoe hanging on to the side of his vessel, which had taken on water. They alerted the local fire department, which was quick to dispatch a rescue boat.

"Our medics and ambulance crew are checking [the canoer] out, but he appears to be fine," said Piermont fire chief Kevin Fagan.

The man had his life preserver on and was bobbing in the water, Fagan added.

The was initially called in for assistance, but Fagan cancelled the help en-route.

Charlie Griswold August 27, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Way to go piermont fire department ! Good job !! B.F.D.62-2
Kevin Zawacki (Editor) August 27, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Seconded. When I spoke with Chief Fagan, he and the other volunteers already had the boater out of the water and to safety.

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