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Engineer Gordon Henderson recalls his vacation in paradise




Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, California, from a helicopter of the Island Express company.
Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, California, from a helicopter of the Island Express company.
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"The Madeleine Brand Show" engineer Gordon Henderson talks with Madeleine about his trip to lovely Catalina Island. However, beneath Catalina's sandy beaches and breezy climate lies a fear that no person should ever face.