Seafair 2016: US Coast Guard Helicopter Search And Rescue Demo

US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Search And Rescue (SAR) demonstration on Elliot Bay, Seattle today. This was part of the Seafair Fleet Week celebrations. Although a Coast Guard Cutter blocked my view of the end of the rescue, this was still the best way to see such an exercise, rather than being on the rescuing end!

US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Seafair Seattle 2016
US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin over Elliot Bay
US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Seafair Seattle 2016
The USCG operate a fleet of 100 MH-65 Dolphin helicopters – they are certified for all-weather and night-time operations, with the exception of icing conditions
US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Seafair Seattle 2016
This MH-65 Dolphin is based in Port Townsend, WA
USCG Rescue Boat Seafair 2016
USCG Rescue Boat
USCG MH-65 Dolphin SAR Demo Elliot Bay Seattle Seafair 2016
USCG MH-65 Dolphin SAR Demo on Elliot Bay as part of Seafair 2016 – rescue diver away!
US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Seafair Seattle 2016
The rescue boat completed the recovery
US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Seafair Seattle 2016
Send the basket down to the rescue boat to carry the rescued person in
US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Seafair Seattle 2016
All good!
US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Seafair Seattle 2016
Banking around for a crowd flyby
US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin Seafair Seattle 2016
US Coast Guard Eurocopter MH-65 Dolphin

 

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