Coast Guardsman on top of the world

Coast Guardsman on top of the world
by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler When the work of a rescue helicopter crew is done, it can be hard to imagine what Coast Guard first responders do for fun. If perilous lifesaving missions are all part of the job, thrills may require a higher altitude of adventure. For some, the next level is found at about 18,000 feet. Coast Guard members have a long-standing tradition of elevated off-duty...

Coast Guard conducts medevac at Yaquina Bay, Ore.

SEATTLE – A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Group Air Station North Bend, Ore., hoisted a 47-year-old-man with chest pains from the fishing vessel Excellence, 40 miles northwest of Yaquina Bay, Ore., Wednesday. The master of the 367-foot vessel did not consider the man’s condition life threatening, but was not comfortable crossing the Yaquina Bay bar to bring him to a hospital...