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Chief Petty Officer Robert Cain, a flight mechanic from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., lowers a basket to the water as Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Scheren, a rescue swimmer from Air Station Elizabeth City, pulls a cadet toward the helicopter during hoist training in the Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Cadets are at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City for a week to experience the aviation field. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard conducted hoist training with Coast Guard cadets in the Pasquotank River, Wednesday.

Cadets were given the opportunity to get in the water and have Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Scheren, a rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., simulate pulling them to safety and where they were hoisted up to a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter by Chief Petty Officer Robert Cain, an a flight mechanic from Air Station Elizabeth City.

Cadets from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., are at the air station for their weeklong cadet aviation training program, where cadets get to experience working at an air station.

The cadets went through training to learn how to be safely hoisted into a helicopter from the water and understand how to communicate to the rescue swimmer during the training. Once the cadets completed their training, they became qualified to be a duck, a simulated person in distress in the water.


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This work, Coast Guard conducts helicopter hoist operations with cadets in Pasquotank River, by PO1 Brandyn Hill, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.29.2013

Date Posted:05.29.2013 19:24

Location:ELIZABETH CITY, NC, USGlobe

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