Rescue Men: The Story of the Pea Island Life Savers
On the night of October 11, 1896 in hurrucane force winds, one crew known as the Pea Island Surfmen accomplished the impossible. Led by keeper Richard Etheridge, this historic all black crew etched themselves into history rescuing stranded sailors whose ships had succumed to the harsh Atlantic. RESCUE MEN is the story of the men that manned the Pea Island Livesaving Station on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Due to the heroics and acomplishments of these brave men and others like them in the U.S. Lifesaving Service, we now have what is called "The United States Coast Guard".
Starring John Johnson, Admiral Steven Rochon, David Zoby
Director Allan R. Smith