Coast Guard Station Milwaukee conducts ice rescue training

Great Lakes Coast Guard News
Milwaukee – Members of Coast Guard Station Milwaukee took advantage of the the ice conditions at McKinley Marina on Tuesday to conduct ice rescue training. 

The Coast Guard trains for ice rescues as often as ice conditions permit in order to be ready for a real-life emergency.

Ice rescue team members from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee discuss a training scenario on the frozen McKinley Marina in Milwaukee, Jan. 15, 2013. The Coast Guard trains for ice rescues as often as ice conditions permit in order to be ready for a real-life emergency. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens.

Ice rescue team members from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee discuss a training scenario on the frozen McKinley Marina in Milwaukee, Jan. 15, 2013. The Coast Guard trains for ice rescues as often as ice conditions permit in order to be ready for a real-life emergency. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens

Seaman Michael Holmes gives instructions to and prepares Seaman Jekeydon Pratcher to be pulled out of the water during a training scenario on the frozen McKinley Marina in Milwaukee, Jan. 15, 2013. Both Holmes and Pratcher are ice rescue team members at Coast Guard Station Milwaukee, and they along with there fellow shipmates train for ice rescues as often as ice conditions permit in order to be ready for a real-life emergency. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens.

Seaman Michael Holmes gives instructions to and prepares Seaman Jekeydon Pratcher to be pulled out of the water during a training scenario on the frozen McKinley Marina in Milwaukee, Jan. 15, 2013. Both Holmes and Pratcher are ice rescue team members at Coast Guard Station Milwaukee, and they along with there fellow shipmates train for ice rescues as often as ice conditions permit in order to be ready for a real-life emergency. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens

Seaman Michael Holmes gives instructions to and prepares Seaman Jekeydon Pratcher to be pulled out of the water during a training scenario on the frozen McKinley Marina in Milwaukee, Jan. 15, 2013. Both Holmes and Pratcher are ice rescue team members at Coast Guard Station Milwaukee, and they along with there fellow shipmates train for ice rescues as often as ice conditions permit in order to be ready for a real-life emergency. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens.

Seaman Michael Holmes gives instructions to and prepares Seaman Jekeydon Pratcher to be pulled out of the water during a training scenario on the frozen McKinley Marina in Milwaukee, Jan. 15, 2013. Both Holmes and Pratcher are ice rescue team members at Coast Guard Station Milwaukee, and they along with there fellow shipmates train for ice rescues as often as ice conditions permit in order to be ready for a real-life emergency. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brian Dykens

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