Receiving all available resources during an emergency can make the key difference.
November 18, 2011
In a serious emergency you want every available resource dispatched to your position as quickly as possible. Here Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Gervis holds onto a nine-month-old infant as the Coast Guard rescues a family of six off their sinking vessel, 13 miles east of Miami Beach, FL.USCG
A 17-foot boat with four people aboard capsized off of Point Pleasant, NJ. The men had on life jackets and used a marine handheld radio to notify the Coast Guard of their location.USCG
A Coast Guard small boat crew (aboard red inflatable) rescues two from a sinking vessel 10 miles west of Clearwater, Florida. The crew was able to dewater the vessel and tow it back to port.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ralph Aguero, an aviation survival technician with Air Station Kodiak, approaches the five survivors of a 60-foot recreational vessel that went down in the Gulf of Alaska on May 22, 2011. The Coast Guard responded to a mayday call from the captain of the vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin Lloyd
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