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U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

May 02, 2013


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PHOTO RELEASE: Survivor thanks Coast Guard rescue crew in Clearwater, Fla.

Jordan Hanssen is shown with the crew who assisted in his rescue Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla. Hanssen, who works for the Canadian Wildlife Foundation, was on the 73rd day of an estimated 100-day voyage that originated in Dakar, Senegal and would finalize in Miami, when on April 6, 2013, his journey ended abruptly and was forced to embark his row boat’s emergency life raft. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn Kneen) Lt. Cmdr. Tom Gill, crewmember at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., shows Jordan Hanssen the inside of a Hercules C-130 after Hanssen came to the air station May, 2, 2013, to thank Gill and his crew for rescuing him April 6, 2013. Hanssen, who works for the Canadian Wildlife Foundation, was on the 73rd day of an estimated 100-day voyage that originated in Dakar, Senegal and would finalize in Miami, when on April 6, 2013, his journey ended abruptly and was forced to embark his row boat’s emergency life raft. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Crystalynn Kneen)

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A survivor from a recent Coast Guard search and rescue case visited Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Thursday to thank the crew who assisted in his rescue.

Jordan Hanssen, 29, was rescued by Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan April 6, 2013.

Hanssen was on the 73rd day of an estimated 100-day voyage that originated in Dakar, Senegal and would finalize in Miami, when  his journey ended abruptly and he and his crew were forced to embark thier row boat’s emergency life raft.

To view details on Hanssen's rescue click here.

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