2012 Videos of the Year: Lifeline

The second video finalist features a daring rescue as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer is lowered to a 47-foot rescue boat to medically evacuate a crewmember from the fishing vessel Ashley Nicole, approximately 45 miles northeast of Oregon Inlet, N.C., Aug. 13, 2012.

“This was one of the times that all our training comes together in one swift operation,” said Petty Officer 2nd class Louis Keating, the coxswain in charge of the motor lifeboat. “It was a flawless transfer of the Ashley Nicole’s crewmember, who was in dire need of medical attention, to an asset that can quickly and safely take care of his needs.”

The 2012 Videos of the Year began yesterday, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2013. Continuing through New Year’s Eve, Coast Guard Compass will publish one of the top 10 videos each day including commentary from a servicemember who participated in the mission.

Make sure to watch the videos as they are posted on Compass, Facebook and YouTube, and then cast your vote!

To vote for your favorite videos, choose “Like” on the Coast Guard’s Facebook page or on the Coast Guard’s YouTube 2012 Videos of the Year playlist. You can also see a highlight compilation of the top 10 videos.

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