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Their strange route home led them to a rescue

A couple whose fishing vessel was in the right place at the right time helped rescue a pair of kayakers stranded near Squalicum Harbor on Friday night. Bob Gudmundson and Melinda Sweet, owners of Desire Fish Co. were headed back from Anacortes, where they sell fish a few days every week, Sweet said by phone Saturday afternoon. The pair set out in Desire, their 37-foot gill netter, about 5 p.m., and were hit with heavy winds as they drew closer to Squalicum Harbor. The weather forced the couple closer to shore, deviating from their more typical track in deeper water, Sweet said. Around 7:20 p.m., Gudmundson and Sweet suddenly noticed they were cruising close to an unlit day marker, used for guiding vessels, about 400 yards from shore near Squalicum Harbor. They veered away, but soon heard whistling and screaming from the direction of the marker. Sweet ran out the galley door. Read the story here 21:20

BREAKING” Fishermen rescue F/A-18 Super Hornet Pilots, and Co pilots off NC coast

48809387.cachedTwo Navy jet fighters collided off the coast of North Carolina during a routine training mission on Thursday, sending four people to the hospital, officials said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, collided about 10:40 a.m. off the coast of Cape Hatteras, said Navy spokesman Ensign Mark Rockwellpate. Four crew members were taken to a hospital in Norfolk, but Ensign Rockwellpate said he didn’t have information about the extent of their injuries. A safety investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of the accident, he said. Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center watchstanders were notified at 10:30 a.m. that two planes collided and four people were in the water. The crew of the commercial fishing vessel Jamie recovered all four survivors.  An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, hoisted the survivors and took them to Norfolk Sentara General hospital. 14:33

Coast Guard Station Montauk receives the Meritorious Team Commendation for rescue of Montauk lobsterman John Aldridge

450x299_q75NEW YORK – Capt. Edward J. Cubanski, commander, Sector Long Island Sound, presented members of Coast Guard Station Montauk with The Meritorious Team Commendation Friday, in Montauk, N.Y., for their rescue this summer of John Aldridge, a Montauk lobsterman. [email protected] images  19:09

Placentia Bay rescue recognized 41 years later

On Thursday, the Canadian Red Cross recognized Capt. Ray Berkshire and Loyola Pomroy who were involved in a rescue in July 1972. Pomroy, who was 24 at the time, was one of 15 passengers on the schooner Delroy crossing from Merasheen to Arnold’s Cove. continued