Coast Guard New London helps boater off State Pier

New London - The U.S. Coast Guard helped a boater whose vessel was taking on water off City Pier Saturday, one of several cases the Coast Guard said made for a busy weekend in the Long Island Sound area.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station New London observed a 6-foot dinghy that was taking on water due to a mechanical issue, near City Pier in New London, the Coast Guard said in a statement issued Monday. The vessel was used as a spotter boat for sailboat training in the Thames River. The Coast Guard crew recovered the vessel operator and boat then took them back to the pier, according to the statement.

The Coast Guard said their crews from Coast Guard stations in Shinnecock, N.Y., Fire Island, N.Y., and East Moriches, N.Y., also were busy with various incidents.

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