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An MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City rescues man from sailboat 70 miles east of Kitty Hawk, NC.


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This work, Coast Guard Rescues Man from Sailboat 70 Miles East of Kitty Hawk, NC, by PO3 David Weydert, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.8.2013

Date Posted:05.8.2013 2:28PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:289638

VIRIN:130508-G-ZV557-556

Filename:DOD_100807398

Length:00:02:39

Location:KITTY HAWK, NC, USGlobe

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