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Risk a fact of life for Coast Guard amid evolving procedures, technology

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Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

Franz Azuolas, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist, handles line during helicopter operations training Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, aboard a small boat off the coast of Atlantic City, N.J. The uniformed volunteers of the Coast Guard Auxiliary regularly train alongside the Coast Guard to ensure the highest level of proficiency and readiness. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen)

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When the call comes in, as it did on a frigid April morning, rescue crews from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay are expected to be ready and underway within a half-hour.

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As long as people are going out on the water, there’s going to be some variable level of risk."

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Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

Franz Azuolas, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist, handles line during helicopter operations training Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, aboard a small boat off the coast of Atlantic City, N.J. The uniformed volunteers of the Coast Guard Auxiliary regularly train alongside the Coast Guard to ensure the highest level of proficiency and readiness. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen)