• Pierce County native helps rescue Bounty crew


    The pilot of a Coast Guard helicopter assisting in the rescue mission of the HMS Bounty is from Pierce County, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.


    Lt. Jane Pena is a 2000 graduate of Curtis High School. 


    She piloted the first rescue helicopter in the rescue mission of HMS Bounty off the coast of the Carolinas.


    A crewmember of the ship died when the Bounty sank.  The Bounty was a replica of the 18th-century sailing ship HMS Bounty that was built for the 1962 Marlon Brando movie "Mutiny on the Bounty." The ship went down off North Carolina during the storm. The captain is still missing.


    The Coast Guard released this video of the rescue:



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