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Light Signal Saves the Lives of Two Coast Guard Divers

By PO2 Nate Littlejohn, USCG 2017-07-16 12:23:10

[by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn] A loud pop startled the two scuba divers exploring a wreck 50 feet below the ocean’s surface, eight miles off Atlantic Beach, North Carolina on July 6. Divers Michael Sparks and Samuel Ragsdale heard it, but neither man recognized its significance. It wasn’t until later that the friends and fellow Coast Guardsmen realized they were in trouble. “As we approached our anchor, I couldn’t see any line extending to the surface,” said Sparks. “My...

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Coastguardsman Goes Inland to Rescue His Own Family

By PO2 Nate Littlejohn, USCG 2016-10-20 20:58:17

When Petty Officer First Class James Prosser and his wife Nicole decided to send their kids to stay with Nicole’s mother in Lumberton, North Carolina on October 6, the last thing they expected was the town to experience some of the most catastrophic flooding in state history.  With Hurricane Matthew headed toward Wilmington, the couple’s decision to move the kids away from the coast eventually backfired. The storm took a surprise turn inland, toppling trees and swelling rivers with...

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