He says it was especially dangerous, as they were searching for the survivors in darkness.

He says it was especially dangerous, as they were searching for the survivors in darkness.

In video released of the rescue, two survivors are seen clinging onto a life raft after their helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

They waited for about 45 minutes until help arrived from the Coast Guard.

They waited for about 45 minutes until help arrived from the Coast Guard.

“In the video you can probably see though that the helicopter is upside down, and there’s a flotation holding the helicopter up. We didn’t know how secure that flotation was.

So we didn’t want to get too close because our helicopter produces hurricane force winds, even at 100 feet,” Lieutenant Jordan Fonville, a pilot in the U.S. Coast Guard, recalled.

He says when they finally found the downed helicopter, they sent a swimmer down.

He says when they finally found the downed helicopter, they sent a swimmer down.

“Our swimmer was able to swim towards the wreckage, and then evaluate on scene hey, the survivor needs this.

“Our swimmer was able to swim towards the wreckage, and then evaluate on scene hey, the survivor needs this.

Hey, this survivor needs this. And once we had that information, we made it we made another plan in the helicopter. Right, this is how we’re going to do this.”