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A Los Angeles-based TV documentary starring a former Gillingham School pupil is to be broadcast on Netflix from Friday 17 November.

Journalist Austin Raishbrook, now 41, works as a freelance television stringer in the Los Angeles area, filming footage of accidents and other incidents at night which he then sells to television stations.

Earlier this year Gillingham & Shaftesbury News spoke to Austin after he won a bravery award for rescuing a motorist from a car crash which he witnessed while out filming for the new documentary.

The series ‘Shot in the Dark‘ features rival freelance stringers – of whom Austin is one – battling it out to be first on the spot and get the footage.

His father Alan, a driving instructor based in Gillingham, says: ‘Austin is very excited about it coming out. I’m looking forward to seeing it myself!’

In May Austin and the cameraman Clint Lealos received a Certificate of Community Service from the California Highway Patrol for ‘saving the life of a gentleman, who was trapped in a burning car’.

At the time Austin insisted he wasn’t a hero. ‘I’d like to think other people would have done the same thing in the same situation. I was in the right place at the right time to help out,’ he said.

A trailer for the documentary, featuring Austin, can be seen here.

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