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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Guardian ethos

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How moving is it when four men jumps into a frozen river to rescue a swan whose leg and wing has gotten frozen into the ice? Well, these are the pictures of such a rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard in Ohio.

"The guardian ethos is the essence of today's Coast Guard," said Chief Seth Tomas. "Our core values remain focused on saving lives and protecting both people and the environment. My crew responded because their commitment to being guardians would not allow them to sit idle while this swan froze to death in the ice."

The freed swan limped to the shoreline where it was recovered by the station personnel and wrapped in a blanket to keep warm. Afterwards the injured swan was transported to a wild life rescue center where it made a full recovery.

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