First Coast Guard District crews, assets deploy to Hurricane Harvey response

A runway with Coast Guard helicopters responding to search and rescue calls resulting from Hurricane Harvey is viewed from the cockpit of a deployed Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Two Air Station Cape Cod Jayhawk helicopters and one HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed wing aircraft along with 19 crewmembers have been sent to support the search and rescue efforts. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Simon Greene.

A runway with Coast Guard helicopters responding to search and rescue calls resulting from Hurricane Harvey is viewed from the cockpit of a deployed Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Simon Greene.

BOSTON — Personnel and assets from the First Coast Guard District are being deployed to support rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

On Saturday Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod deployed two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed wing aircraft, along with 18 crewmembers, to Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, to assist with search and rescue operations.

In addition to the aircrews, nine personnel from the First District have been sent to the area to assist with other various aspects of the response coordination.

As of Sunday morning, Air Station Cape Cod crews had conducted 14 rescues in the Houston area.

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