The challenge was to tell this story in 3 minutes to show at the Opening Ceremonies of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary National Conference.
On July 5, 2010, a boat traveling at 35 knots hit a fixed steel navigation aid #10 in the Rappahannock River. There were 10 people on board. 9 survived because of the valiant efforts of Team Coast Guard. This video combines interviews from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Team of Amy and Jim Thomas who were the first on the scene with comments from Captain Ogle, Coast Guard Commander of Sector Hampton Roads, and actual on-scene footage taken by the Sheriff's Office in Middlesex Virginia. Interviews were shot by Roxane Firmin, who also edited this program. Charles McLeod coordinated the production. This is Team Coast Guard at it's finest. For good quality copies you can contact Roxane.firstname.lastname@example.org