• A U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter follows in synch with a 47-foot motor lifeboat as they head upwind on Humboldt Bay on Tuesday evening during hoist-deployed basket training. The basket, visible just below the helicopter, is lowered to the decks of ships, where a sailor might need urgent medical attention or if it is sinking or disabled, and to rescue swimmers in the water with people who need to be rescued. (Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard)


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