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The Coast Guard rescued four rowers Saturday, who were participating in the Great Pacific Race from Monterey, Calif., to Honolulu, when their rowboat began taking on water Friday evening. At 9 p.m., the Coast Guard command center in Alameda received a call from the Marine Rescue Coordination Center in Falmouth, England about a 24-foot rowboat that was taking on water. MRCC Falmouth received the initial distress notification because the emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) for the rowboat was registered in England. A sailboat, functioning as a safeboat for the Great Pacific Race, was first on scene, but could not complete the transfer of the rowers due to high winds and rough seas. The Coast Guard launched a helicopter from Air Station San Francisco and a C-130 plane from Air Station Sacramento, locating the rowers at 1 a.m. pacific time and approximately 75 miles west of San Luis Obispo, Calif. Once on scene, the Coast Guard helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer to the rowboat, who hoisted three rowers into the helicopter. The rescue swimmer remained on scene with the fourth rower. The helicopter crew took the three rowers to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport to awaiting EMT crews. The helicopter crew refueled and returned to the rowboat, where the fourth rower and rescue swimmer were hoisted into the aircraft. At approximately 4 a.m., the fourth rower was taken to Monterey Regional Airport. All four rowers are reportedly in good condition and did not require further medical attention. **Note: There is no audio and video periodically freezes throughout, this is original to the video.**


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This work, Coast Guard rescues four Great Pacific Race rowers off California coast, by CPO Rachel Polish, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.21.2014

Date Posted:06.21.2014 2:18PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:345033

Filename:DOD_101756295

Length:00:00:36

Location:SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, USGlobe

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