Not only does the Coast Guard jump out of helicopters, swim in ice-cold waters and rescue you when you’ve sailed into a tropical storm — they make some sweet videos.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston has posted a handful of their rescues on to YouTube from this year alone. I’ve collected some of the best and posted them here for your daily dose of adrenaline, but first check out this well-produced video they shot showing a day in the life at the Charleston base:
Helicopter footage after a boat struck the Charleston Jetties earlier this year:
Part of a self-described boat pursuit:
Rescue during Tropical Storm Andrea
Same rescue with sound:
Last month on Kiawah
A week ago on Murrells Inlet