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Missouri Swift Water Rescue Training

by Marcus

Swift water rescue training exercises held below Pomme de Terre Dam in southwest Missouri. During the training Water Patrol instructors covered boat operations in swift water, self rescue techniques, rope and pulley rescue systems and other flood rescue techniques. Many of the techniques focused on methods of rescuing victims without putting a boat in the water because conditions are often simply too dangerous to maneuver a boat and perform a rescue. The rope and pulley techniques learned will allow the officers to better coordinate efforts with rescuers from other departments that have received similar training.

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