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Rescue 194 by Jay O'Donnell
  

Rescue 194

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Jay O'Donnell, a former Royal Navy Search and Rescue diver, has seen - and lived - it all culminating in the rescue of 26 crew from the MSC Napoli disaster in Cornwall, January 2007 - where he was decorated for his courage and refusal to give up in appalling conditions - this title offers a tribute to the Royal Navy's search and rescue crews.

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Synopsis

Rescue 194 by Jay O'Donnell

'The sky had gone: in its place was a wall of water, white horses on the top, readying itself to fall on me'. What kind of man throws himself out of a helicopter in a storm? Or dangles by a thread over mountainous waves? Or strikes a panicking sailor to save his life? Chief Aircrewman Jay O'Donnell, a former Royal Navy Search and Rescue diver, has seen - and lived - it all. Scrambled at a moment's notice, in all weathers - but usually the worst - he and the crew of Sea King Rescue 194 have braved some of the most frightening storms ever to lash the UK. In this gripping account, O'Donnell describes the mix of bravery and terror that comes with every call. He explains the rigours of training; tells of grisly tasks like fishing bodies out the sea; and, conveys the horror of being winched 80 feet in a storm while clutching a squirming baby, or being dragged through freezing waters on a loose line.

About the Author

Chief Aircrewman Jay O'Donnell joined the Royal Navy in 1990. He qualified as one of a handful of Search and Rescue divers in 1995. He's now stationed at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, flying with 814 Naval Air Squadron aboard Merlin anti-submarine helicopters. He was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for the rescue of the crew of the MSC Napoli. Co-author Humphrey Price is a writer and editor with twenty years experience of working in publishing. He lives in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th April 2011

Author

Jay O'Donnell

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
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ISBN

9780141041094

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