"The Canterbury rescue personnel comes together for SAR
65 Canterbury rescue personnel came together
yesterday for a search and rescue exercise on the
The exercise yesterday
• Engaged teams from Christchurch Alpine and Cliff in the evening
Rescue, Fire and Emergency NZ, Canterbury Civil Defense
Emergency Management Group, LandSAR, Rec Cross, Amateur
Radio emergency communication and NZ police.
During the three-hour exercise 11 participants,
including three children, were "rescued" from the gondola
car & # 39; s and lowered to the ground.
Paul Beaver says that the weather conditions have added a different facet
to the exercise.
"There were very strong winds that
sometimes close to the safe operating limits of the gondola,
making the exercise feel even more realistic. "
Once on the ground, part of the "victims" had to be
worn on stretchers the steep terrain to safety.
Finally, they were medically assessed and had some well-being
needs taken care of.
"To get everyone safe,
each team had to use their specialist skills, and the
exercise was a great opportunity for the local rescue teams
to practice together ", says Alpine and Cliff Rescue
Team leader Jason Tweedie.
"The exercises was one
great success and we have all worked together with great pleasure to achieve
a common goal. "
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