Heroes among the Humboldt Bay Group Coast Guard honored

The Eureka Reporter has a nice story this morning about the American Red Cross honoring Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay crew members. Wonder why the CG public affairs people didn’t find it newsworthy.

Eight Humboldt Bay Group Coast Guard members were honored for their acts of courage in the line of duty during the American Red Cross “Humboldt HEROES Recognition 2008” luncheon Tuesday.

In the dark night of Oct. 17, Lt. Cmdr. Larry Littrell, Lt. j.g. Michael Chocholak, and Petty Officers Celso Jaquez and Brendan Dent responded with a helicopter to an emergency call for two divers stranded on a sea rock in a foggy cove near Ft. Bragg.

A search effort for a third missing diver also took place. The sea swells were 12-to-14 ft. and visibility was less than 100 feet in the cove. The cliffs surrounding the cove were over 100 feet high and the Littrell, the Aircraft Commander had to wear night-vision goggles. The crew successfully located the two stranded divers.

The full story is at The Eureka Reporter

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