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U.S. Coast Guard to the Rescue

Date: 18 August 2018
Category: Current Events, Homophones, Spelling

An individual U.S. coast guard literally lived up to his title and came to the rescue recently in Orange Beach, Alabama, when an uninvited guest struggling on the nearby waves inadvertently tried to crash the wedding party of him and his bride.

As you might imagine, the couple–Zac and Cindy Edwards–had their wedding pictures go viral after Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Edwards, a virile-looking, heavily-tattooed groom, took time out from his post-nuptial photos to save a teenager flailing against the virulent Gulf of Mexico current.

Realizing Zac was also trained as a life guard, it was Cindy who actually commanded her husband to “go get him!” despite the photo shoot celebration going on. Ironically, the rescue conceivably may never have happened had not the couple postponed the wedding ceremony from the original date one day earlier.

Fortunately, the story has a great ending: the young man’s life was saved and the couple is living happily ever after–said Zac, “We’re very much in love, we’re very, very happy. We’re very blessed and she’s an amazing wife. God had a plan, and everything fell into place.” Cindy’s reaction to it all: “A package deal. Hero and hubby in the same day.”






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