Public to vote on Coast Guard video of the year with Air Station Houston in the running
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston rescue was recognized by the Coast Guard as one of the 11 most compelling videos of 2010 and is now in contention to be one of the top three.
Air Station Houston's July 12, 2010, rescue was of a man clinging to a piling after wading too far from shore near Rollover Pass.
Already one of the top 11 rescues of the year, the Coast Guard is seeking the public's input to determine the top three videos. To vote, watch the video at the Coast Guard Compass web site at http://coastguard.dodlive.mil/index.php/2010/12/day-7-coast-guard-video-of-the-year/. Directions and links to vote for the video are included on the page.
The public can vote through Jan. 10, and the top three videos will be announced on Jan. 11.
"We are honored to be selected as part of the Coast Guard's top 11 videos of 2010," said Lt. Cmdr. Todd Fisher. "The rescue was out of the ordinary, but we train for a variety of search-and-rescue cases, so we are prepared for the missions we are called to execute."
The Dolphin crew included Lt. Cmdr. Todd Fisher, Air Station Houston pilot; Lt. Charlie Wilson, Air Station Houston pilot; Petty Officer Second Class Brad Pigage, Air Station Houston rescue swimmer; and Petty Officer Third Class Woody Black, Air Station Houston flight mechanic.