MSN - AP World MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:46:20 +0000 Huge wave capsizes boat as rookie U.S. Coast Guard swimmer rescues man from ocean ecfb49731f0348078fd105b1eddd0c1b Sat, 04 Feb 2023 01:16:03 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT US COAST GUARDUS COAST GUARD - MUST CREDIT US COAST GUARDAt Sea - 3 February 20231. Coast Guard swimming personnel toward boat as wave flips the boat ++VERTICAL VIDEO++ ++CROPPED++HEADLINE: Video captures Coast Guard sea rescueANNOTATION:A video captured a new Coast Guard rescue swimmer saving a man's life on Friday as heavy waves pounded a yacht. ANNOTATION:The Coast Guard swimmer managed to locate the man in the surf and pulled him to safety.2. Two boats in heavy seasANNOTATION:The rescue happened in the waters of the Columbia River's mouth between Oregon and Washington. 3. STILL of rescued person after rescueANNOTATION:The Coast Guard crew was training in the area when they received a mayday call. It was the swimmer's first rescue.4. STILL of rescue crewSTORYLINEA newly minted Coast Guard rescue swimmer saved a man's life at the mouth of the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington state just after a giant wave rolled the yacht he was piloting and threw him into the surf.Video from a Coast Guard helicopter captured part of the dramatic save Friday. Petty Officer Michael Clark says the agency received a mayday call at about 10 a.m., with no additional information.The agency was able to triangulate roughly where the call was coming from, and Coast Guard crews on vessels and in a helicopter who happened to be training nearby responded. They found the 35-foot yacht, the P/C Sandpiper, taking on water in 20-foot (6-meter) seas — meaning the height of a wave from the previous trough could be as much as 40 feet (12 meters), Clark said. The rescue swimmer — who was on his first rescue just after graduating from the Coast Guard's rescue swimmer program — was lowered from the helicopter by a cable. As he neared the vessel, the man on board climbed onto the stern, preparing to get into the water.But just then a huge wave slammed the boat, throwing him into the surf. The wave struck so violently that the vessel rolled completely over and wound up floating upright.The swimmer managed to locate the man in the surf and pulled him to safety aboard the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. The crew brought him to Coast Guard Base Astoria, where medics treated him for mild hypothermia.The swimmer's name was not immediately released, nor was that of the man who was rescued.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Huge wave capsizes boat as rookie U.S. Coast Guard swimmer rescues man from ocean