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Social Distancing, 32 Miles off the North Carolina Coast

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Meet Richard Neal, a man from Charlotte who’s been been social distancing on Frying Pan Tower, an old Coast Guard light station that sits 32 miles off the coast. In this video, see how he got there, what he’s doing there, and what isolation means when you’re way out in the Atlantic Ocean.

Produced by: James Mieczkowski, Dillon Deaton, Jeremy Markovich
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This video was based on an “32 Miles Off The Coast,” an episode from season 2 of Away Message:

This story was published on Apr 22, 2020

Jeremy Markovich

Jeremy Markovich

Jeremy Markovich is a digital manager, writer, and podcast host at Our State.