Jersey native rescues family of 5 during California mudslides

A Hamilton native serving with the U.S. Coast Guard in San Diego rescued a family of five and their two large dogs from a rooftop during the deadly mudslides in Santa Barbara, Calif. that have killed 17 people.

The Coast Guard posted footage of specialists William Arrison and Eric Custer’s Tuesday evening rescue online. Arrison, an aviation survival technician 3 in the Guard, is a 2007 graduate of Nottingham High School, where he was a standout swimmer.

William Arrison, file photo

When the San Diego-based rescue swimmers got back to their base late Tuesday, …read more

Source: Mercer

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