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Fire crews to stage river ‘rescue’ in York tonight
10:16am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
FIREFIGHTERS are set to stage a mock rescue of passengers from a cruise boat on the River Ouse in York this evening.
A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said fire crews would be participating in a training exercise involving a number of ‘passengers’ from a YorkBoat who will end up in the river and require rescuing.
The exercise will take place between 7pm and 9pm at Clifton Bridge.
“Fire crews from York and Acomb will be involved in the exercise, with other members of fire service staff playing the role of the causalities in the river,” said the spokeswoman.
Watch Manager Dave Ashman, who is organising the exercise, said: “This exercise provides us with an excellent opportunity to practice our water rescue capabilities in a realistic environment, and work in partnership with users of the local waterways, such as the YorkBoat.”
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