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Rescue 911

Rescue 911 was an informational reality-based television series hosted by William Shatner. The series began airing in 1989 and ended in 1996. Stories were usually presented in the form of re-enactments. Many stories included the actual recorded 911 call, as well as brief clips of people who had a part in the story recalling the situation. As was the case in this photo showing a re-enactment for Rescue 911 of a hang-gliding accident that happened on July 30, 1989 at the Sauratown Mountain. Gilbert Aldrich of Cary, NC suffered serious injuries while hang-gliding off of this mountain but fully recovered. He was able to play the role of patient in his own story for the re-enactment. Others involved in the taping were the Sauratown Volunteer Fire Deparment and Rescue Squad and the Stokes-Reynolds Memorial Hospital and AirCare, both affiliates of North Carolina Baptist Hospital.


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