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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 May

Rescue Crews Recover Bodies of Two Botetourt County, Va., Drowning Victims

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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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1 min., 14 sec.
Rescue crews from Botetourt County, Va., and the surrounding area gather at a pond in Botetourt to search for the bodies of two men who drowned in a boating accident. A member of the Bedford County Life Saving Crew affixes a row of drag hooks to a boat. Men in several boats work together to haul one of the bodies out of the water, wrapping it in a tarp before carrying it onshore. After recovering the second body from the water, crew members lift it onto a stretcher, which is loaded into a Roanoke Life Saving Crew vehicle.
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