Amazing Rescue at Sea

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Air National Guard photo by A1C John Pharr

A California Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter hoists a badly-burned fisherman from a Chinese fishing vessel more than 700 miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. Just how a rescue chopper was able to reach so far out into the middle of the Pacific Ocean to pluck the injured man from his ship and bring him to the hospital is a testament to the U.S. military’s constantly-honed skills and makes for a pretty amazing story.