This latest video from the Coast Guard, showing its rescue of most of the crew of the tall ship Bounty off the coast, is a stark reminder that there are people who get in helicopters, fly into a hurricane, hover 30 feet above pitching seas, and then jump into the ocean that threatens to swallow the people already there.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.