Franscisco Harper, left, a
loadmaster assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron, and a pararescue airman from
the 48th Rescue Squadron, survey the area as Air Force pararescue forces
parachute into the Pacific Ocean to aid two critically injured sailors
aboard a Venezuelan fishing boat on May 3, 2014. The pararescue airmen flew in
two HC-130J Combat King II aircraft and three HH-60 Pavehawk helicopters for
nearly 11 hours, and then parachuted into the ocean along with two inflatable
zodiac boats and medical equipment to deliver lifesaving care.
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