Nelson Leader : February 26th 2015
NEWS Annual rescue exercise ‘‘Victims’’ were pulled from the water to the safety of rescue boats in Nelson Haven on Sunday as part of a search and rescue exercise run by Nelson police. The exercise was a simulation of what would happen after an explosion on a ship. Fifteen sea cadets acted as injured victims stranded in the water after a fake explosion on Port Nelson tug Huria Matenga. Smoke was released from the tug as part of the simulation. More than 70 people, including police, the fire service, ambulance staff, coastguard, surf rescue and volunteers were involved in the exercise and seven rescue boats were on the water. THE NELSON LEADER, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 23 Action: Rescue vessels converge with victims in the water during the search and rescue exercise in Nelson Haven. Photos: PATRICK HAMILTON/FAIRFAX NZ Orders: Team leader Mark Howard (centre) issues instructions to David Brookes (left) and Tasman District Council Harbourmaster Dan Cairney. Hand: David Brookes helps Neneh Martin. Help: A rescue vessel begins pulling victims from the water. Saved: Graham Smith (left) and Dan Cairney pull Neneh Martin of Nelson from the water.
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