“Ya gotta go out …”

Via Brown Hound:
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crashed in the Bering Sea during a rescue of a drifting tanker’s crew. Six of the ten people aboard are still missing in 43-degree waters, 30-knot winds and 20-foot waves; the other four were rescued. The crash happened at about 6:15 PM last night, Alaska Time.
Average survival time in those conditions: roughly three hours.
In an ironic twist, the rescue swimmer assigned to the helo was left behind on the drifting tanker with its captain, so that the helo could carry one more civilian to safety. The two men were carried to safety within an hour by another helo. Immediately afterward, the tanker ran aground and broke in half.
Pray for the missing men, and thank the Lord for our Coast Guard.

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