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NOAA highlights notable rescues of 2010

Rescue swimmer Erich Klinger

Of the 295 lives saved in 2010, 180 people were rescued from the water, 43 from aviation incidents and 72 in land situations where they used personal locater beacons. Illustration courtesy of NOAA. Over the past two centuries, how the Coast Guard locates distressed mariners has evolved. In times past, sailors could only send signals

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itCG-Guardians save sinking boat, register your EPIRBs!, Washingtonian awarded, “goo” is algae

A Coast Guard helicopter and small boat crew in South Texas responded to a boat taking on water about 30 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Guardians were able to pass a pump to the boat to control flooding and then boarded the vessel to patch the 2-inch hole, ultimately saving the boat from

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