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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1969 March

Rescue Squads Search for a Body in the James River in Lynchburg, Va.

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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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58 seconds
The Lynchburg Life Saving and First Aid Crew, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, and many others search for the body of a Lynchburg, Va., youth who was struck by a freight train on the James River trestle. Crew members board rescue boats to inspect the James River and scuba divers investigate the waters below the trestle. Footage shows images of a freight train passing on the trestle.
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