Thursday, October 22, 2009

High Angle Rescue Training 2

On Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, the Unity College Search & Rescue team practiced high angle rescue training senarios at Camden Hills State Park, Maine. This consisted of repelling over rock faces singularly, and of performing tandem lowers with a patient in a stokes litter. The tandem lowering consisted of two rescuers moving the patient and litter around and over obstacles down the cliff, while two rescuers on top worked the rope lines securing the two rescuers and the patient. The tandem lowers were performed at Mainden Cliffs inside the park, which is approximately 80ft. high.

The training was led by Unity College Professor Mick Womersley, who has several years worth of search and rescue experience with the Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service in the UK, as well as with county search and rescue teams in the U.S.

The following photos are of the Unity College Search & Rescue team members who attended the training-

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