Moffett-based unit performs dramatic rescue in Pacific Ocean

A 129th Rescue Wing HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter crew hoists a 129th pararescueman during a rescue mission 650 miles off the coast of Baja, Mexico, April 4, 2010. The 129th sent two HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters and one MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft, accompanied by one Marine Corps KC-130J Super Hercules tanker from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, to pick up Michael Kalahar, a 56-year-old sailor from Port Angeles, Wash., who suffered life-threatening head and neck injuries aboard his sailing vessel WIND CHILD. The 129th rescue aircraft also recovered a four-man pararescue team, also based with the 129th. (Photo courtesy of Maj. Mathewe Wenthe)

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