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VIDEO: Efficiency in motion

It’s easy to take for granted the good work that Coast Guard crews do every day, but watching them in action never gets old.

The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old man last Friday from the 40-foot sportfisherman Last Dollar about 46 miles east of Ocean City, Md.

Watch how efficiently they lower a rescue swimmer onto the deck of the moving boat.

The Coast Guard is frequently asked why it prefers to do rescue hoists from a moving boat.

“It keeps the boat steady and more predictable,” AMT2 Nick Broaddus explains in a video posted on the Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic’s Facebook page.

The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived at 2:09 p.m., hoisted the man aboard the helicopter and took him to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., for further medical assistance.

“Thank you USCG for saving my better half's life. I am forever indebted to you,” reads a post apparently from the man’s wife on the Coast Guard media hub page.

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