SANIBEL, Fla. – An aircrew from Air Station Miami, U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin, rescued several people stranded on Sanibel Island Thursday. Much of the seaside tourist town was flattened by the fierce winds and powerful storm surge generated by the Category 4 hurricane — Ian.
On Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard District 7 shared body camera footage from multiple rescues.
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Hurricane Ian caused the Sanibel Causeway to collapse, stranding people on Sanibel Island. The causeway was the island’s only access to the mainland. This damage left dozens stranded when the Coast Guard rushed in to help.
In the video below you can see the aircrew rescue two people.
In another video — featured below — it shows the Coast Guard crew rescuing two people and three cats from Sanibel Island, Florida.
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In this video below, the Coast Guard crew rescues two people and one dog in Sanibel Island, Florida.
The crew made various other rescues in surrounding areas in the same timeframe.