Coast Guard Auxiliarists rescue diver in distress

1st Coast Guard District Newsdiver
BOSTON — A Coast Guard Auxiliary crew rescued a diver in distress in Portsmouth Harbor, N.H., at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Auxiliary crew was preparing to launch for a patrol when they heard a call for help. A diver reported that their partner was in physical distress and was having trouble breathing. A crew member swam out and brought the diver to Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, N.H. where he was met by EMS. He was then taken by ambulance to Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, N.H.

Each year Coast Guard auxiliarists volunteer more than two million hours benefitting boaters and their families.

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One Comment

  1. Anne says:

    BZ to this crew and their “rescue” swimmer!!!

    One question, though: I thought AUX were not supposed to enter the water while on patrol under ANY circumstances.

    Is there a possibility that this AUX crewman and/or his/her coxswain will be disciplined for saving this diver? I would have done the same regardless of the consequences, but, as a future AUX coxswain, I am interested hearing if there will be any repercussions???