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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.
A rescue vessel pulls alongside the Lady Roberta.
Rescue vessels position themselves alongside each other.
Rescue crews and media watch as a Hercules aircraft flies overhead.
A coast guard vessel patrols the waters of Lake Winnipeg.
Rescue crews idle near the Lady Roberta as a Hercules aircraft flies overhead.
A SAR tech parachutes from a Canadian Forces Hercules aircraft over Lake Winnipeg.
A SAR tech prepares to land in the water near the Lady Roberta.
A second SAR tech approaches the boat and the water.
A SAR tech drags rescue gear through the water to the Lady Roberta.
SAR techs prepare to board the Lady Roberta.
SAR techs get help from the Lady Roberta's 'crew.'
SAR techs come aboard the Lady Roberta and prepare to begin rescue efforts.
A SAR tech responder tends to a trauma victim aboard the Lady Roberta.
The trauma victim receives medical aid.
SAR techs work together to aid the victim.
The victim is bandaged and nearly ready to be moved.
SAR techs help the victim out to the deck of the ship.
The victim is placed on a stretcher in preparation to be moved.
Back on land, rescue personnel tend to the victim.
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.
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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