It has already been a busy start to the holiday weekend for Guardians with several search and rescue cases across the nation. Here are a few…
- Thankfully, this one ended well. Coast Guard searched all day yesterday for four men on an overdue and unreported boat on Lake Erie. The search began Thursday night when family members warned authorities that the men failed to return as planned (hooray, a float plan!). They were all found alive yesterday evening clinging to their overturned boat.
- Coast Guard launched a search for a young boy who went overboard from a small boat on the Delaware River Friday night and one of the two men who went in after him. One man was rescued safely, but the boy and other man have not been found. Although the article doesn’t say whether the boy or the men were wearing life jackets, I think of what flight attendants say in preparation for take off – something like, “in the event of an emergency, put your oxygen mask on before helping others.”
- Coast Guard has been searching for a missing diver off the coast of Tampa, Florida since mid-morning yesterday. The diver failed to return to the boat after spear fishing.
Other stories in the news…
- The other day, the Compass mentioned the Staten Island ferry that crashed into the pier. The investigation is still ongoing, but it appears that the ferry had an electrical failure.
- Happy 7th Birthday MSST Seattle! Today marks the commissioning anniversary of the first Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team. There are now 13 teams across the nation. The MSST’s were established in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
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