EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Petty Officer 3rd Class John Opsal, a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., poses for a picture with Eric Hopkins after being given a framed thank-you letter that Hopkins wrote him at Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township, March, 8, 2011. Opsal was part of a Coast Guard crew that responded to the sinking of the Sea Wolf and saved Hopkin’s life on Dec. 23, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg.

A survivor’s “thank you”

There is no question in Eric Hopkins’ mind that he owes his life to two things: a personal EPIRB and the United States Coast Guard. “It is rare that we get an opportunity to come together as a team, as […]