- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: August 30, 1999
See gripping footage of real life disasters and hear from the volunteers who risk their lives to rescue others.
Las Vegas is probably the last place you would expect to be lost in the wilderness. But the city known as a gambling (and "family fun") mecca sits in the middle of a wide tract of inhospitable desert, and this unforgiving setting keeps the members of the elite Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Search and Rescue Unit busy throughout the year.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTSTM follows the team as they perform their vital job. Watch as they rescue freezing climbers from remote mountains and arrive first on the scene at a gruesome plane crash. Hear from some of the team's thirty volunteers and watch as they undergo some of the 300 hours of grueling training that they endure every year. Then go with them as they risk their lives to save others in all kinds of extraordinary situations.
Without people like the volunteers of the Las Vegas Search and rescue team, thousands of people would die annually. This is an eye-opening look at the dangerous--and rewarding--work of these real-life heroes.