Four Coast Guard members honored with medals for saving life


McKINLEYVILLE., Ca (KIEM)– Four Humboldt Bay aircrew members are recongnized today, after successfully rescuing a stranded hiker near Crescent City.

The Ceremony was held in McKinleyville and involved friends family and a visit from the 11th District Coast Guard Commander.

The coast guard air medal was presented to Lt. Jacob Dorsey, Petty Officer 1st class Nicholas Gardner, Petty Officer 2nd class Jeff Bothman and the coast guard commendation medal to Lt. Edwin Forteza. The grandfather whose grandson was rescued was also there to personally thank the four crewmen.