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Video Released of Pilot Rescue by U.S. Coast Guard

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(KCEN) -- The U.S. Coast Guard crew that rescued a pilot off the coast of Virginia is speaking out.

The U.S. Coast Guard released video Friday showing an F16 pilot being pulled from the water off Virginia's eastern shore.

The pilot was ejected from his plane after a midair crash with another jet.

He was able to light a rescue flare to make himself more visible to search and rescue crews.

According to rescue swimmer AST1 Bret Fogle, "He was in severe pain when I was moving him so I tried the other side. To take him out the other side. It didn't work so I popped the raft. I just stabbed it in three places and deflated it and was able to move the raft out from under him."

Officials say the other pilot involved in the collision was able to fly back to joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and the rescued pilot is in good condition.

Air National Guard officials say the cause of the midair collision is under investigation.

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