"Dramatic Rescue of Stranded Passengers On The River Ouse''.
7:45am 7th September 2012
(Updated 10:09am 7th September 2012)
'Dramatic rescue of stranded passengers on a YorkBoat on the River Ouse'.
That could be the headlines later.
But don't worry; it's just a training exercise for the fire service.
It's an opportunity for the team to practice water rescue and work with waterway users.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Statement:
On the afternoon of Friday 14th September fire crews from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be participating in a training exercise on the River Ouse, in York.
The exercise scenario will involve a YorkBoat becoming stranded and passengers requiring rescuing.
Jo Dykes, General Manager from YorkBoat said:
“The value of this emergency exercise is paramount. It allows us to work together with the emergency rescue services and practice our emergency procedures as part of our on-going training.”
Watch Manager Dave Ashman from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service who organised the exercise said:
“This exercise provides us with an excellent opportunity to practice our water rescue capabilities, and work in partnership with users of the local waterways such as the YorkBoat.”
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