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Search and rescue training in Nelson

Cormorant helicopter - Submitted photo
Cormorant helicopter
— image credit: Submitted photo

On Sunday a search and rescue training mission involving federal search and rescue crew from Comox and Civil Air Search and Rescue Association team members took place in a field in the Proctor area where a mock plane crash site was set up.

A Cormorant helicopter and Buffalo fixed-wing search plane was involved and were clearly visible flying up and down the west arm Sunday morning. Three SAR members were also seen parachuting down to the mock crash site where they continued their training mission with tending to the two mock victims’ injuries.

Don Mackinnon, CASARA Zone Commander, said that the training weekend was part of ongoing training done in areas all over the province to test the SAR techs for locating targets.

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