Trial By Fire

HATTERAS, N.C. - The newest members of Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet perform a required survival swim and pyrotechnics firing today in the Pamlico Sound.

HATTERAS, N.C. – The newest members of Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet perform a required survival swim and pyrotechnics firing today in the Pamlico Sound.

Pictured from the left are Seaman Apprentice Charles Shoe (with MK-124 flare) of Charlotte, N.C.; Fireman David Luttermoser of Ocean City, Md.; Seaman Kristin Hughes of Elizabeth City, N.C.; Seaman Lee John of Jacksonville, N.C.; and Seaman Robert DeJager of San Bernardino, Calif.

All members of the unit are required to perform various survival techniques while in the water. Experienced crews on a 47-foot motor lifeboat and a 25-foot response boat were on hand to evaluate this group of new members.

Station Hatteras Inlet is a multi-mission station that serves the residents and visitors of Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands in search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and homeland security.

U.S. Coast Guard Photo

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