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Darren Harrity has had one heck of a week. – “When I swam up, the captain said, ‘Man, I’m sure happy to see you guys.’”

The Coast Guard petty officer 2nd class and rescue swimmer, stationed out of Group Air Station North Bend, saved four fishermen off the coast of Cape Blanco on Tuesday morning. He swam more than 1,750 yards, through frigid waves, before he was done. He then became a bit of a celebrity, even landing on the pages of the Washington Post, as he spent much of his Wednesday handling interview requests from all over the country. Read the rest here 18:38