USS Enterprise Rescues Overboard Sailor

Story Number: NNS110403-01Release Date: 4/3/2011 9:21:00 AM
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By USS Enterprise Public Affairs

ARABIAN SEA (NNS) -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) successfully recovered one of its Sailors who went overboard on April 3, at approximately 9:30 a.m. local time, while the ship was operating in the Arabian Sea.

The Sailor was quickly recovered by a SH-60F helicopter from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, which was already airborne as the standby Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter. SAR helicopters are frequently airborne during flight quarters as a safety measure.

The Sailor sustained minor injuries and is being treated by the ship's medical department.

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