Without hesitation: Off-duty cook swims to rescue on Columbia River

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn ASTORIA, Ore. — Search and Rescue is perhaps the most well known of all the Coast Guard missions. The idea of the rescue itself, the direct, firsthand lifesaving opportunity, is the reason many Coast Guardsmen sign up. These individuals crave a chance to rise to the occasion; to be in a position to save a life. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...