Video – The Beginning of the Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Program

Retired Chief Warrant Officer George Hathaway speaks about the early days of the Coast Guard rescue swimmer program during the mid 1980’s and describes his first case in Alaska.

Hathaway, who is the first Aviation Survivalman (ASM) to be deployed on a search and rescue case in Alaska, retired this year after 30 years of service in the Coast Guard.

US Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Henry G. Dunphy.




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