Coast Guard rescues four off Cape Blanco

A Coast Guard swimmer saved four fisherman stranded on a life raft near Cape Blanco early Tuesday.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Darren Harrity, 27, swam a total of 1,750 yards in 57-degree water and 30-mph winds to pull each man one at a time from their life raft to shore, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Samuel Hill

Samuel Hill is the former associate editor for National Fisherman. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he got his start in journalism at the campus’ newspaper, the Free Press. He has also written for the Bangor Daily News, the Outline, Motherboard and other publications about technology and culture.

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