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.