night rescue from dredger is rehearsed in Burnham-On-Sea
Coastguard and lifeboat crews have practised rescuing people from
a boat during a night-time training exercise in Burnham-On-Sea.
RAF Sea King helicopter from Chivenor in Devon flew in to take
part in the drill, which also involved the Arco Dart dredger in
the River Parrett.
The helicopter initially landed at The Oak Tree Arena in Edithmead
to allow the crews to discuss the
spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The exercise lasted for
around 90 minutes, with all lifeboat crew being lifted and transferred
a number of times, plus a crewmember, as a simulated casualty,
was collected from the dredger Arco Dart, in the River Parrett
transfers at night are potentially hazardous to boat and helicopter
crews, so training like this is essential."