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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 August

Rescue Squads From Roanoke County, Va., Work Together to Find a Missing Person Presumed to Have Drowned

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
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1 min., 12 sec.
The Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew, the Salem Life Saving Crew, the Cave Spring Rescue Squad, and the Vinton Life Saving Crew work together to find a person presumed to have drowned in the Roanoke River in Roanoke County, Va. Footage shows the rescue squads in lifeboats searching for the missing person. A pair of shoes and a piece of clothing are left behind in a vehicle on the side of a river.
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