Coast Guard rescue swimmer completes first rescue during cruise ship medevac

Coast Guard rescue swimmer completes first rescue during cruise ship medevac
On a stormy spring night at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., Coast Guardsmen stood watch, ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Following a busy afternoon of searching for two missing boaters, the evening was accompanied by nothing more than the occasional crackle of a VHF-FM radio, followed by prolonged silence. Around 8 p.m. a call came in from a medical representative from the 952-foot...