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Coast Guard rescue 2 people stranded in marsh near Mockhorn Island, VA

Coast Guard rescue 2 people stranded in marsh near Mockhorn Island, VA
Archive image: A rescue swimmer hangs below an MH-60 Jayhawk Medium Range Recovery Helicopter Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, during a search and rescue demonstration near Elizabeth City, N.C.
U.S. Coast Guard helicopters were painted the retro color scheme to celebrate the Coast Guard’s aviation centennial birthday.
2016 was the 100 year anniversary of US Coast Guard aviation. To help commemorate the event, select Coast Guard units received a MH-60 Jayhawk or a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter with a centennial paint scheme.
The yellow paint scheme is part of the centennial celebration of Coast Guard aviation and represents the paint scheme used in the late 1940s and early 1950s by the Coast Guard and Navy.
U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Lt. Cmdr. Krystyn Pecora.

MOCKHORN ISLAND, Va.​ — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew hoist two people beset by weather in the vicinity of Mockhorn Island, Monday.​

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center watchstanders received a report that two individuals were stranded in a marsh on Mockhorn Island and needed assistance.​

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched an MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew to assist.​

Once on scene, the search and rescue helicopter aircrew safely hoisted the two individuals and transported them to Norfolk International Airport where they were able to make arrangements to return to their vehicle.​


A U.S. Coast Guard AirStation Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescue two people beset by weather near Mockhorn Island, Virginia, April 13, 2021.
The aircrew transported the survivors to Norfolk International Airport.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves.

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