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‘Mass rescue plan’ tested

A man watches from The Dalles Marina as a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue team pulls a “victim” from the Columbia River during a mass river exercise in The Dalles Wednesday.

Photo by Mark Gibson
A man watches from The Dalles Marina as a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue team pulls a “victim” from the Columbia River during a mass river exercise in The Dalles Wednesday.



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MCF&R volunteer Abby Williams sits with gear from a Trauma Trailer layed out on the grass at Riverfront park during the U.S. Coast Guard led exercise in The Dalles Wednesday afternoon. The trailer is used in responding to large incidents, with multiple victims.

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“Victims” — these rescued by boat — are laid out on a marina dock.

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A television crew films a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat at The Dalles Marina. Four Coast Guard units were involved in the exercise, including Station Portland and Air Station Astoria. Auxiliary and district personnel were also on hand throughout the day-long test of a revised and updated mass-rescue plan.

Rescue helicopters, patrol boats, search and rescue teams, incident response teams, fire engines and ambulances from multiple agencies converged on Riverfront park Wednesday morning as the United States Coast Guard tested the region’s response capabilities to a mass river rescue on the Columbia River...

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