Mayday! Cover


A Coast Guard Rescue

By Chris L. Demarest

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9780689851612, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2004


A thirty-foot yacht,

adrift well out to sea,


Please respond to our plea!"

Hearing this call for help, the United States Coast Guard leaps into action.
A team of four highly trained rescue specialists head out in an H-60 Jayhawk helicopter. Battling fierce conditions, the Coast Guard team finally locates the disabled boat, rescues the crew, treats injured passengers, and carries them back to safety.

Complemented by dramatic, striking illustrations, Chris L. Demarest's text brings into vivid focus one of the many important jobs performed by the U.S. Coast Guard. A detailed author's note provides additional information about the search-and-rescue process, making this a terrific book for any school or home library.

Praise For Mayday!

Commander Jack Santucci
Operations Officer, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod

Chris Demarest provides a real, firsthand description of the Coast Guard's search-and-rescue missions at Air Station Cape Cod. His book really illustrates the extreme flying challenges our pilots are faced with on a daily basis."