Coast Guard Air Station Detroit Assists Ohio Flood Victims

DETROIT – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit was called on to assist Ohio flood victims today.

An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter was launched this afternoon and recovered two people from the roof of a house in the city of Shelby, Ohio.

The Coast Guard helicopter was requested to assist with the search of flood victims by the Richland County Emergency Management Agency.

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit is co-located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt. Clemens, Mich. Their missions include search-and-rescue; port, waterways and coastal security; illegal drug and migrant interdiction; enforcement of U.S. fisheries laws; marine law enforcement; marine environmental protection; ice surveillance operations and defense readiness in the Eastern Great Lakes.

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