A Coast Guard Auxiliary crew rescued a diver in distress in Portsmouth Harbor, NH, at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Auxiliary crew was preparing to launch for a patrol when they heard a call for help. A diver reported that their partner was in physical distress and was having trouble breathing. A crew member swam out and brought the diver to Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, NH where he was met by EMS. He was then taken by ambulance to Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, NH.

Each year Coast Guard auxiliarists volunteer more than two million hours benefitting boaters and their families.

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