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Coast Guard Cadets Design New and Improved Helicopter Rescue Basket

Your chances of surviving a rescue at sea just got a lot better, thanks to some creative cadets at the Coast Guard Academy. A group of mechanical engineering seniors spent the last year working at the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Connecticut, to improve the existing helicopter rescue basket, which is limited in its ability to rescue a large number of people quickly and safely. The cadets came up with a new design that is large enough to hold two people at a time sitting in the basket, but is still small enough to fit into…