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Area search and rescue teams practice ice rescues

Area search and rescue teams along with Terrace SAR spent the weekend practicing for ice rescue missions.

Terrace SAR’s Fred Seiler says preparing is the most important thing because conditions can change very quickly if crews are trying to rescue a victim.

Seiler says if residents are planning to venture on the ice, they should always be aware of their surroundings and never head out if it feels too risky.

Seiler says during his 17 years with the Terrace team, they had close calls with people stuck on the ice, but never had to put their training into use.

Practicing different techniques allows search and rescue teams to adapt to different situations. (Credit: Corey Callaghan )

He says Terrace SAR trains about 2 times a week and are always ready to head out 24/7.

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