Rescue Men - The Pea Island Life Savers

Rescue Men – The Pea Island Life Savers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Jayson Jackson of Diversity In Aquatics contributed information about a riveting story of heroic, selfless lifesavers who overcame the elements and the society in which they lived…and excelled.

The film Rescue Men tells of the Pea Island Life Savers who accomplished the impossible during a hurricane-thrashed night in 1896. This historic all-black crew etched themselves into history by rescuing stranded sailors off the Outer Banks of North Carolina whose ship had sunk in the raging Atlantic Ocean.

The film is an engaging look back at the early U.S. Life-Saving Service which is now the United States Coast Guard.

The remaining screenings will be held at the Gig Harbor Film Festival in Gig Harbor, Washington on October 15th-17th, Casper College in Casper, Wyoming on October 28th and at the Yosemite Film Festival on October 29th-30th where it won the 2010 John Muir Film Award.

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