ItCG- Swimmer rescued after 3am swim, a Coast Guard firehouse,

The Coast Guard Compass has ItCG (In the Coast Guard) posts every day to cover media reports and blog pieces of interest from all over the world.

  • A man who decided to go for a swim at 3:30am nearly lost his life as his friends lost sight of him. The Coast Guard found him at approximately five hours later weak but still alive. No word on why the man decided to go for a swim. He is very lucky to still be alive. The Coast Guard encourages people to not go swimming in the ocean where there are no lifeguards, to always use extreme caution when swimming at any time, and to not go into the water when it is still dark out.

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  • has an interesting and informative piece about a fire house at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Fire Department Station 59. The firehouse is one of only five run by the Coast Guard. One of those little known units out there so it’s definitely worth a read!

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  • The search for the two missing men near Bellingham, Wa. has been suspended after two days of searching. There was apost about the search on Friday.

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A. Thorsson

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