USS Dwight D Eisenhower Recovers Man Overboard
Focus on Defense:
USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, At Sea, Feb. 27, 2009 -- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) successfully recovered a sailor who fell overboard on Feb.26 at approximately 4:30 p.m. while the ship was transiting the Atlantic Ocean.
Look-outs saw an individual fall into the water and the ship immediately initiated man overboard procedures -- mustering the crew, launching an alert helicopter and lowering the rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) into the water.
The sailor was in the water less than 30 minutes before recovery via the RHIB and was not injured. Due to privacy considerations, the sailor's identity will not be released.
(Report from a Second Fleet Public Affairs news release.)
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