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Marine Jet Crew Rescued Off San Diego Coast

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by fly boy, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. fly boy

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    Semper Paratus.
     
  3. fly boy

    fly boy 5-Year Member

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    Good thing for those Marines.
     
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    "A Coast Guard Vessel" = CGC EDISTO = my cutter.

    Very exhilarating night. We got the call at around 1045 and made best speed to get to the last known position in about an hour and a half. As soon as we got to the beginning of our search we smelled fuel and saw some scattered debris. About 30 min later we started to hear a whistle and voices and soon came upon the first person. We realized that because of the state he was in bringing him aboard the cutter would be difficult. We directed the on scene helo over to us to and they deployed the rescue swimmer to cut away his parachute and hoist him into the helo. Soon after a Navy ship on scene located the second guy and he was also hoisted up into the helo.

    We were very lucky to find these guys at night. I never really knew how hard it is to see things in the water, even as close as 50 yards away. We were definitely happy to help with the rescue, especially since they were fellow servicemen. It's nights like these that really make you proud to be doing the job.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Times TWO!!! :thumb:

    Steve
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    Three.
     
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    All right guys, I am ignorant here. What is BZ?
     
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    http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq101-2.htm
     
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    Thanks for enlightening me.
     
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    Thanks for the insight!
     

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