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B-roll of the Coast Guard rescuing two individuals from a sinking sailboat about 100 miles off Cape Lookout, N.C.

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Date Taken:12.3.2009

Date Posted:12.4.2009 11:16PM


Video ID:74555




Location:CAPE LOOKOUT, NC, USGlobe

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