Perhaps one of the most critical missions of the United States Coast Guard is Search and Rescue. They proved this recently when they rescued a Long Island lobsterman 43 miles south of Mountauk, N.Y.
On July 24th, John Aldridge fell overboard, and spent the night floating in the Atlantic Ocean, with only his rubber boots keeping him afloat. The following morning, the Coast Guard flew in to save him, more than 40 miles away from the location where he tumbled off of his boat. Here’s the video from his rescue:
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