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Dhill February 29th, 2012 07:03 AM

Coast guard down
 
Another sad start to another day I just read that a Coast Guard Helicopter went down during a training mission They say that they found one dead and three are still missing:( so sad must of those guy are still pretty young and put their lifes on the lines to help others:(

Luanne Russo March 1st, 2012 09:06 AM

So very true. They many times don't get the credit for all they do.

Dhill March 2nd, 2012 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Luanne Russo (Post 1418342)
So very true. They many times don't get the credit for all they do.

And for very little pay on top of it all ! The Coast Guard Plays a big role where I live being a fishing community and all.In fact the trainging grounds for there motor life boats is about 120 miles away.Its pretty cool to watch them take the boats out in the big surf to pratice. By big surf I mean 20 to 25 foot breakers! They use to roll them over once in a while I dont think they do that as much anymore. FYI they are self righting boats if they turnover they will right them selfs in 30 to 40 secounds.could you imagine how scary that would be to be on a boat and have it capsize then pop back up . I bet that 30 or 40 secounds would seem like a life time!;)


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