Trail RCMP joins Search and Rescue mock training exercise
On Wednesday, April 19, 2022, Cst Ryder Heim of the Trail and Greater District RCMP joined the South Columbia Search and Rescue team for a mock training exercise along the old Waneta Highway.
The exercise simulated a crashed watercraft in the Columbia River and searchers deployed to both sides of the river bank to rescue a lifelike water training doll. The team also used a boat to help facilitate the mock water rescue.
This was a great opportunity for shared training, says Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of Trail and Greater District RCMP detachment. Practising together in scenarios like this allows us to be prepared should a real incident occur.