itCG-Guardian medevaced, boat fire, flares direct rescuers, CGA Bears lose in double overtime

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  • Yesterday, we medevaced one of our own off of CGC Northland about 115 miles south of Cape Hatteras. A consultation between the cutter’s health services specialist, the duty watchstanders and a flight surgeon led to the decision to fly the Guardian by helicopter to the nearest hospital. The crewmember was suffering severe back and abdominal pain and nausea.
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  • While on patrol, a Coast Guard helicopter spotted smoke coming from a boat in Corpus Christi Bay. Further investigation revealed that two men were in a liferaft next to the burning boat. They were hoisted and taken to the hospital.
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  • Five people were rescued from the water last night in Haulover Inlet in South Florida after their boat overturned. The people used flares to alert nearby boaters and direct rescuers to their location.
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  • Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man who disappeared under the water while trying to retrieve a boat on the Columbia River in Washington. The man was hunting with his son when their boat went adrift. The local sheriff’s department is still searching the area with divers.
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  • There were several great college football matchups yesterday with many teams winning by the skin of their teeth. The Coast Guard Academy football game against Kings Point was one of those great matches but, unfortunately, the Bears lost 33-27 in double overtime.
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