Rescue swimmer is an elite title. Known for their bravery and heroism, despite facing some of the most dangerous and deadly situations, many are alive today because of them.
Severe weather conditions can cause rough seas. Boats can be easily caught up in the high swells and quickly get into trouble. Thankfully, there are men and women who have worked tirelessly to earn the title rescue swimmer.
Watch in this video as the Coast Guard comes to the aid of 12 people caught on a sideways boat.