August 28, 2015


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SAREX rescue exercises on Lake Winnipeg

SAREX Marine Rescue Search and Rescue personnel teamed up with the Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Forces in Gimli Wednesday to perform a mock rescue of a trauma victim aboard a fishing vessel. The SAR tech responders had to parachute from a Hercules airplane into Lake Winnipeg near the stranded boat and climb aboard their vessel to accomplish their mission. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A rescue vessel pulls alongside the Lady Roberta. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rescue vessels position themselves alongside each other. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rescue crews and media watch as a Hercules aircraft flies overhead. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A coast guard vessel patrols the waters of Lake Winnipeg. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rescue crews idle near the Lady Roberta as a Hercules aircraft flies overhead. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A SAR tech parachutes from a Canadian Forces Hercules aircraft over Lake Winnipeg. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A SAR tech prepares to land in the water near the Lady Roberta. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A second SAR tech approaches the boat and the water. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A SAR tech drags rescue gear through the water to the Lady Roberta. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs prepare to board the Lady Roberta. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs get help from the Lady Roberta's 'crew.' (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs come aboard the Lady Roberta and prepare to begin rescue efforts. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A SAR tech responder tends to a trauma victim aboard the Lady Roberta. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
The trauma victim receives medical aid. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs work together to aid the victim. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
The victim is bandaged and nearly ready to be moved. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs help the victim out to the deck of the ship. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
The victim is placed on a stretcher in preparation to be moved. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Back on land, rescue personnel tend to the victim. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Captain James Grey of Cold Lake, Alta., grins despite his seemingly grim situation. Makeup and prosthetics were applied to give his 'injury' a life-like feel. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAREX Marine Rescue Search and Rescue personnel teamed up with the Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Forces in Gimli Wednesday to perform a mock rescue of a trauma victim aboard a fishing vessel. The SAR tech responders had to parachute from a Hercules airplane into Lake Winnipeg near the stranded boat and climb aboard their vessel to accomplish their mission. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A rescue vessel pulls alongside the Lady Roberta. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rescue vessels position themselves alongside each other. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rescue crews and media watch as a Hercules aircraft flies overhead. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A coast guard vessel patrols the waters of Lake Winnipeg. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Rescue crews idle near the Lady Roberta as a Hercules aircraft flies overhead. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A SAR tech parachutes from a Canadian Forces Hercules aircraft over Lake Winnipeg. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A SAR tech prepares to land in the water near the Lady Roberta. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A second SAR tech approaches the boat and the water. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A SAR tech drags rescue gear through the water to the Lady Roberta. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs prepare to board the Lady Roberta. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs get help from the Lady Roberta's 'crew.' - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs come aboard the Lady Roberta and prepare to begin rescue efforts. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
A SAR tech responder tends to a trauma victim aboard the Lady Roberta. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
The trauma victim receives medical aid. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs work together to aid the victim. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
The victim is bandaged and nearly ready to be moved. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
SAR techs help the victim out to the deck of the ship. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
The victim is placed on a stretcher in preparation to be moved. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Back on land, rescue personnel tend to the victim. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)
Captain James Grey of Cold Lake, Alta., grins despite his seemingly grim situation. Makeup and prosthetics were applied to give his 'injury' a life-like feel. - (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)

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