Woman Rescued from Sinking Boat in Springs

Posted: February 12, 2013  |  By: Taylor K. Vecsey [East Hampton Patch]

Springs firefighters saved a woman off a house boat that was sinking into the icy waters of Three Mile Harbor (NY) in the early morning hours on Monday.

"It's the kind of call you expect in the summer, not in the middle of winter after a snow storm," Springs Fire Department Chief Ben Miller said.

After firefighters were called to Gardiner's Marina at 4:11 a.m., Miller said they found a woman standing barefoot on the boat's snowy deck. "It was going down real fast," he said of the boat, which estimated between 30 to 35-feet.

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