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COAST GUARD RESCUES FOUR FROM RAFT 14 MILES OFFSHORE

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    COAST GUARD RESCUES FOUR FROM RAFT 14 MILES OFFSHORE     First District Public Affairs U.S. Coast Guard Press Release Date: August 15, 2006 Contact: Petty
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      COAST GUARD RESCUES FOUR FROM RAFT 14 MILES OFFSHORE

        First District Public Affairs
      U.S. Coast Guard

      Press Release

      Date: August 15, 2006

      Contact: Petty Officer Etta Smith
      (617) 223-8515

      COAST GUARD RESCUES FOUR FROM RAFT 14 MILES OFFSHORE

      BOSTON - The Coast Guard rescued four people in a 10-foot-inflatable raft last night approximately 14 nautical miles east of Rexhame Beach near Marshfield, Mass.

      Coast Guard Sector Boston received a phone call around 9:30 p.m. from Steve Noonan who stated that his brother and three other passengers left the beach around 1 p.m. in the recreational raft and had not returned. A 25-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Scituate and a 41-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Point Allerton began searching around 10:15 p.m. An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Station Cape Cod launched to the search area about 11:50 p.m.

      The helicopter located the individuals in the raft approximately 11:35 p.m. on the first leg of their search. The four were hoisted into the helicopter and transported to the air station. All four reported symptoms of hypothermia and were taken by ambulance to a Falmouth Hospital. The 41-foot utility boat from Point Allerton towed the raft back to the station.

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