Coast Guard Gearing up for Winter Rescues

Ice Rescue Training, U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen. When emergencies happen on Long Island Sound the Coast Guard answers to the call. They don’t take the task lightly, relying on forecasts and conditions for their plan of action. And they have the tools to back it up.

The challenges of a Connecticut Coast Guardsman vary with the seasons.

“When you’re trying to endure 8 hours, 10 hours underway, it can definitely take its toll,” said Chief Boatswain’s Mate Ralph Kugel said.

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Geared up for rescues on Long Island Sound:

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