The ferocious will to live

by Petty Officer Renee C. Aiello In the early morning hours of June 6, 2008, Steven Conway, a retired Coast Guard commander, assessed his situation. Moments before everything was going so very right, and now everything was going so very wrong. Moments ago he was enjoying the company of his fellow crewmembers.  Now four of his fellow crewmembers were bobbing alongside Conway in the Gulf of Mexico,...

Coast Guard rescues five, searches for one

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard is still searching for one missing man after rescuing five stranded boaters 23 miles south of Freeport, Texas, early this morning. At approximately 2 a.m. a rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Houston located five of the six missing people from the sailboat Cynthia Woods. The helicopter crew safely hoisted, and transported the boaters to University Texas Medical...