U.S. Coast Guard crew members have rescued a man, his 9-year-old son and their dog after the family’s fishing boat capsized off Long Island.
The Coast Guard says it responded to a radio call at 8:30 a.m. Saturday about a capsized boat near the Fire Island Inlet.
Newsday reports that the boat belongs to 47-year-old Brian Bair, who was fishing with his son Nolan and their yellow Lab, Pepper.
Brian Bair’s wife, Jennifer Bair, tells Newsday that a “freak rogue wave” crashed into the boat and it capsized.
Crew members on the Coast Guard’s 45-foot (14-meter) response boat spotted the father, son and dog at about 8:45 a.m. and pulled them onto the boat.
The Coast Guard says only Nolan was wearing a life jacket.