USCG Rescues Fisherman in Oregon Surf Amid High Wind, Waves, Currents, and Near Zero Visibility
The U.S. Coast Guard rarely lists the name of the service members who rescue mariners in trouble, and frequently praise those aiding in their own rescue by wearing survival suits or having a functional EPIRB. But in this case, Petty Officer 1st Class Wallace Qual, a swimmer who went into the churning sea twice to save the life of a fisherman already in the water, was named.
The initial mayday call came in at approximately 11:40 p.m., from a fisherman over VHF-FM radio. ...
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