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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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‘Mass rescue plan’ tested

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. Overlooking the scene from the Fort Dalles Readiness Center was a host of emergency planners in a busy command center.

May 17, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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