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B-roll of the Coast Guard and Navy working together Sunday morning to return a rescued man to shore after his sailboat sank about 250 nautical miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Scenes include an aerial shot of the sailboat of Dennis Clements before it sank. The Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., HC-130J Hercules aircraft found the boat. The Hercules crew made contact with the Gloria A Dios operator, Dennis Clements, at about 6:30 p.m. and found that his sailboat had been taking on water since Wednesday due to storms and needed help. The Coast Guard watchstanders and Navy's U.S. Second Fleet Maritime Operations Center coordinated to identify the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and its air assets as the quickest and safest way to rescue Clements.The crew of the Hercules dropped a life raft near the Gloria A Dios after a large wave demasted it causing two holes in the port side cabin at about 9:30 p.m. The sailboat sank and Eisenhower's rescue helicopter crew picked up the man from the water around 10:30 p.m. and flew more than 100 miles back to the carrier with the Hercules flying overhead.


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Date Taken:01.3.2010

Date Posted:01.3.2010 7:35PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:76369

Filename:DOD_100060993

Length:00:01:40

Location:NC, US

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