Sanibel Island rescues: Coast guard lifts people, pets off the island by chopper
Video from the U.S. Coast Guard shows a Miami-based aircrew in a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue four people, a dog and three cats from an area around Sanibel Island in southwest Florida on Thursday.
The Coast Guard says many other rescues were conducted in the same area.
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Bless these kind and brave men and women for rescuing these people and their pets!
@louise smith Exactly. People are not thinking this through.
@elenalizabeth There were many that could evacuate but chose to ignore the orders. And there still are some that do not even want to be rescued as they want to stay in their homes. Able bodied people. While those that desperately need help are being delayed as these rescuers can not get to everyone.
@Hayward I agree.. that was my first thought, really makes me mad. The rescuers are also risking their lives.
@Daisy Cocoa that would require a long walk over a sand washed in surface covered in water with stuff broken of buildings hidden in it. The guy probably could make it to a point where a boat could get close with some time but not the lady and dog.
And any boat has to be brought there and they find a place to build a new launch point.
All nearby boats torn up by storm.
If boat rescue possible they would have done that.
As someone who grew up on the coast, the Coast Guard doesn’t get the recognition they deserve. They do many heroic tasks with little to no recognition. Thank you to the men and women of the Coast Guard for all you do.
This is true!
@G@n@21 it’s because they aren’t trained killers. They’re trained helpers. I’ll take that everyday and twice on Sunday.
You are absolutely right.
GOD BLESS THE COAST GUARD AND KEEP THEM SAFE WHILE THEY WORK.
21st Century King James Version
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thine ease; eat, drink, and be merry.’
20 But God said unto him, ‘Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee. Then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?’
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
TAKE MY TAX DOLLARS
As myself once rescued by the Navy initiated by the USCG, my salute cannot be held long enough in admiration for the dedication of so many coasties. 👏
@elenalizabeth I was once towed in by the Coast Guard when my boat engine failed to restart on Lake Michigan ! That’s when I went to school in Orlando, FL to become a Marine Technician ! You got to love the Coast Guard !!! 🥰🥰🥰
Yes ❤ they do not care how you got into the situation, only that if they can help you out of it, they will, and without charging for it
I’m a retired Coast Guard veteran. Semper Paratus “Always Ready”. guys. We’re a small service with a HUGE JOB! Thank you Tyler and the rest of the crew who were a part of this mission.
Do you feel like the house was sinking and they had no supplies? Would you risk the 1mill+ heli or send in a 20k boat?
Thank you for your service.
It’s gotta be weird looking down at all of those houses and wreckage knowing that the half ocean you are looking at was once a suburb. Thank you for your service you guys are a real life line to those stranded on the coast.
Thank you so much for your service, sir!! That robmonkey character is what we call a TROLL & is not worth your time, sir. I hope you have a blessed day!!💕💙💕💙
@William Bonney A LOT!
This is absolutely terrifying … crying like a baby. I’m so sorry so many people have gone through this tragedy. God be with them all and thank you Coast Guard for all the remarkable rescues you’ve done and continue to do for the state of Florida and its people. Just devastating.
Не забудь плакать за Донбас
God didn’t stop the storm did he? So who is he actually with? This isn’t anything if you ever read a bible. We have our lives, it’s ALL good. Many in our history died a gruesome death, the worst is when man takes a man’s life. Religious people lack balance, logic, and can’t comprehend it’s up to ourselves to make it in life. God has zero to do with this before, during, and after. So go ahead and cry. It’s what weak people do, who aren’t made of the right stuff.
I know my heart hurts too! 💔
Theme park rides may be fun but these “rides” are the very best of all. Lifesaving love and service. Thank you, Coast Guard. Connecticut, and America, are SO proud of you. Thinking of all of you down in Sanibel and in all parts hard hit by Ian.
This dude…. comparing this to sid flags… gtfo! Its totaly different. One is saving lives.
And expensive! If you know that a hurricane with 100+ MPH winds are coming your way and the weather people tell you its got broad impact, just get out. Don’t waste people’s time and energy, For f***’s sake, get out!
This is what being an American is all about! Thank you guys, for all you do. God bless!
@Green Lawn Farm do you live there? Have you ever even been there? I grew up in Fort Myers and visited Sanibel every weekend. Many of these homes are owned by elderly folks who worked their entire lives to afford homes like this. Many people inherited these homes from their parents and have been there for decades. The island has been hit by other hurricanes without having this level of flooding. The flooding is from the unprecedented storm surge which wasn’t predicted until just a few hours before it hit. People have lost their entire livelihoods, homes, businesses. Show some respect.
Building a multimillion dollar house on sea level and then making the rest of the taxpayers bail them out? You are right! The American dream!
All honor to our Coast Guard and all the military services. Thank you for your service. ❤️
My dad was Coast Guard. Behind every one of these Coasties is a family at home dealing with the hurricane aftermath by themselves. Great job Coasties!
@Joey Hunter Son was in the Coast Guard. Get educated. It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open yur mouth and remove all doubt.
@Joey Hunter My father spent 32 years in the Coast Guard and I have heard members of the Coast Guard referred to Coasties all of my life. I’m sorry that you do not have a frame of reference for this term.
What the hell is a coastie? No such word… sounds like the name of a breakfast cereal.