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Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Hosts Region 3 Search and Rescue Training (Photo) - 06/11/18

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team hosted the annual Region 3 training this last weekend in Newport. The state of Oregon is broken up into different regions, Region 3 is comprised of Lincoln, Benton, Polk, Lane, Marion, Linn, Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes County’s.

On Friday, the group trained with Life Flight and the USCG Helicopter crews, both stationed in Newport, on landing zone preparation, approach to and loading of patients into the aircraft, and the capabilities of each aircraft and crew.

Saturday training consisted of Lost Person Tracking, K9 Searching, Patient Packaging and Transport, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Search Operations.

Sunday was spent going over downed aircraft safety and a mock search for a missing subject.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the helicopter crews of Life Flight and the USCG for their time and expertise; also the Newport Airport for the use of their facility during this training exercise.

 

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Respectfully submitted,

Bruce McGuire
Senior Deputy / SAR Coordinator

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