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Video: Sailor and Cat Rescued off of Alaska

The daring rescue of a battered sailor and his pet is caught on camera by a circling Coast Guard airplane off of Alaska.

After losing his rudder in 40 knot winds and high seas 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska, a French sailor called for rescue. The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched a C-130 airplane to assess the situation and determine the best course of action. The airplane caught this video after hailing a nearby commercial oil ship to help rescue the stranded vessel. Too hard to see in the video is the sailor's cat, tucked safely inside his jacket; it is reported that both the sailor and his feline companion are alive and well.


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