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Coast Guard Saves Anglers By Blowing a Path Through the Ice [VIDEO]

The men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard come through once again in this awesome video showing how innovative they can be during a rescue.

The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City posted this to their Facebook page:

Video footage from our hoist camera (HoistCam) from the Search and Rescue case on Saturday. An Air Station Traverse City Aircrew responded to a boat that was trapped in ice near Holland, Michigan.

The “outside the box” thinking by the aircrew allowed the helicopter to clear wind driven ice away from a path to shore, saving both the vessel and the people onboard.

Can you imagine sitting in your boat, trapped on the freezing waters, and the Coast Guard comes flying in to save the day? It has to be a great feeling…

Not that we needed any more reason to love our service members for the sacrifices they make for us on a daily basis, but seeing something like this certainly makes it easy.

READ MORE: Over 300 Fishing Slaves Rescued from Indonesia This Week

To the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, thank you for the video, and well done!

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Coast Guard Saves Anglers By Blowing a Path Through the Ice [VIDEO]