Wow, that was amazing and scary....You hear of this happening from time to time, but to see it from the helicopter.....No wonder the cost of this is so high.. Just another reminder, to get that travel insurance....
We've actually seen this in person on three occasions; one was a heart attack, another was some type of major intestinal problem, and one was compound fracture of a leg.
These Coast Guard guys are amazing! What struck us as incredible was that when we looked at the helicopter, it looked like it was just hovering and we were dead in the water as the helicopter maintained perfect positioning without moving an inch forward or backward. But when we looked over the side, we could see that we were moving about 12 to 14 knots.
Their skills are incredible and makes one feel great to watch them in action. They definitely do not get the credit they deserve, that's for sure.
__________________ 47 Cruises & Counting! Favorites: Paul Gauguin to Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises in Europe; any of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America for 12-nights in the Baltics & Russia; RCCL for 14-night Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America for 14-day Alaska cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days in Hawaii including a 7-night NCL cruise; Oceania for 25 days in Asia; & 3 months touring Europe by train. And many days spent in all-inclusive resorts!