Coast Guard rescues 2 people and dog stranded on Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian


The US Coast Guard released footage Saturday of one of many rescues in southwest Florida following the wrath of Hurricane Ian.

Video posted to the USCG Atlantic Area Command Facebook page showed a crew member from Air Station Miami’s MH-65 Dolphin rappelling from a helicopter to a home on Sanibel Island for a rescue .

At the end of the video, the airman is seen greeting a man, a woman and a dog who have all been stranded on the island.

The same crew carried out numerous other rescues in surrounding areas during the same period, according to the page.

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Footage released by the US Coast Guard shows Miami Air Force Station crews rescuing a man, woman and dog from a home on Sanibel Island, Florida, after Hurricane Ian.

Footage released by the US Coast Guard shows Miami Air Force Station crews rescuing a man, woman and dog from a home on Sanibel Island, Florida, after Hurricane Ian.
(US Coast Guard)

Multiple videos on USCG Southeast’s social media pages showed crews from Air Stations Clearwater, Miami and St. Petersburg assisting in the rescue of more people and pets.

A photo from the cabin of the H60 aircraft at USCG Air Station Clearwater shows people and pets rescued from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

A photo from the cabin of the H60 aircraft at USCG Air Station Clearwater shows people and pets rescued from the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
(US Coast Guard/Facebook)

On Saturday afternoon, the Coast Guard said crews had rescued or assisted 442 people and 89 pets in Florida and South Carolina who fell victim to Hurricane Ian.

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Members of the US Coast Guard board a helicopter in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Members of the US Coast Guard board a helicopter in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

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Additionally, more than 118 USCG flights have flown since Wednesday to assist with search and rescue efforts after Hurricane Ian.