091113-G-8047S-004- Acadia rescue awards 4

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen (2nd FROM RIGHT) and Senator Susan Collins (RIGHT) present rescue crews with awards at a ceremony at the Coast Guard Sector Field Office in Southwest Harbor Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. The crews worked together to coordinate the Aug. 23, 2009, rescue at Acadia National Park, after seven people were overtaken by a large wave and pulled out to sea in the wake of an off-shore hurricane that produced waves up to 20 feet high. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Etta Smith. Click image for video of the awards ceremony.

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SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine- Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen (2nd FROM RIGHT) and Senator Susan Collins (RIGHT) present rescue crews with awards at a ceremony at the Coast Guard Sector Field Office in Southwest Harbor Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. The crews worked together to coordinate the Aug. 23, 2009, rescue at Acadia National Park, after seven people were overtaken by a large wave and pulled out to sea in the wake of an off-shore hurricane that produced waves up to 20 feet high. (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Etta Smith)

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