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Dummies used for life-rescue training in the ocean

U.S. Coast Guard Duty Surfman {format} 3:30 Barrett Golding

Our series The Lewis & Clark Trail: 200 Years Later starts on the route’s western edge. Cape Disappointment, a U.S. Coast Guard Station, sits on the shore of "the graveyard of the Pacific": the Columbia River bar, where the river meets the ocean. USCG Duty Surfman Kyle Betts works on the Search & Rescue team there, pulling boats and people out of the most treacherous stretch of water on the west coast. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 1 2002 on NPR Living on EarthSeries: Lewis & Clark Trail: 200 Years Later Subjects: Environment, Travel