Video shows rescue of woman from capsized boat on Long Island Sound

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LONG ISLAND (ABC News) – Forty-six-year-old Rafelo Castro was trapped underneath the boat and tangled in fishing gear just off of the Long Island Sound.

First responders rescued seven people from the water near Sands Point.

NYPD’s Aviation Unit helicopter had to be flown in.

A chopper lowered two divers into the water and rescued Castro. She was conscious and alert, thanks to an air pocket, but was in hypothermic shock.

Castro was airlifted to North Shore University Hospital and has now been released.

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(This story was originally published on June 13, 2019

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