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Coast Guard uses flares to turn night into day

A crew member from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, launches a MK-127A1 illumination flare from the bow of a 45-foot response boat during a search in western Lake Erie, June 21, 2014. The crew used the illumination flare, which reaches an altitude of 650-750 feet, to illuminate the water below in a white lights for up to 36 seconds. It helps aid search efforts in nighttime conditions by increasing the visibility of the search area as if it were daylight. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Null)



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Date Taken:06.21.2014

Date Posted:06.23.2014 21:24

Photo ID:1414321

VIRIN:140621-G-ZZ999-001

Resolution:2592x1936

Size:1.57 MB

Location:OH, US

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