The U.S. Coast Guard is responsible for intercepting any potential threats that may appear in the D.C. sky.
Stranded Kayaker Get Lift from CG
A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Savannah, Ga., rescued a kayaker who became stranded in a muddy marsh near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, after the tide went out Friday, May 16, 2014. The helicopter crew hoisted the man, who had a medical condition that made it dangerous for him to stay and wait for the tide the come back in, and took him to Hilton Head Hospital. (U.S. Coast Guard video)