We've seen the dramatic footage from rescues that the Coast Guard pulls off by air. Now we're seeing images of cadets training to do that very task.
The Coast Guard conducted hoist training with Coast Guard cadets in the Pasquotank River on Wednesday. A rescue swimmer from
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City simulated pulling the cadets to safety and hoisting them up to a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.
The Coast Guard cadets are from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.. They are undergoing a a week-long cadet aviation training program in Elizabeth City, where cadets get to experience working at an air station.
According to the Coast Guard, the cadets went through training to learn how to be safely hoisted into a helicopter from the water and understand how to communicate to the rescue swimmer during the training.