Local, state, federal agencies hold ice rescue exercise on Lake Erie

Great Lakes Coast Guard News
MARBLEHEAD, Ohio — More than two dozen local, state and federal agencies participated in Icy Resolve 2013, a mass rescue full-scale exercise at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Saturday.

The Coast Guard participated in the training exercise with other rescue agencies with the purpose to provide all participants an opportunity to evaluate response plans, capabilities and coordination for a mass rescue operation.

The exercise featured a simulated plane crash just off shore with part of the rescue operation involving victim actors, who had fallen through the ice and needed rescue.

 

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Ice rescue crews participating in the Icy Resolve 2013 mass rescue full-scale exercise deploy from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Detroit

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An ice rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, rescues a victim actor from the ice of Lake Erie during Icy Resolve 2013, an ice rescue training exercise held at the station, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read

Coast Guard members acting as simulated victims await rescue in an opening in frozen Lake Erie during the Icy Resolve 2013, a mass rescue full-scale exercise conducted in Marblehead, Ohio, on Feb. 9, 2013. The victims were among more than 50 used in the scenario, which involved the simulated crash of a commuter jet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by auxiliarist Douglas Colwell

Coast Guard members acting as simulated victims await rescue in an opening in frozen Lake Erie during the Icy Resolve 2013, a mass rescue full-scale exercise conducted in Marblehead, Ohio, on Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by auxiliarist Douglas Colwell

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A member of a Coast Guard ice rescue team carries and ice rescue hook to extract another victim actor during the Icy Resolve 2013 mass rescue full-scale exercise deploy from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. ProMedica Air and Mobile photos by Lauren Wuellner

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Catawba Island Volunteer Fire Department rescuers using an ice skiff and a litter drag a victim actor to safety across a frozen Lake Erie during Icy Resolve 2013, a mass rescue full-scale exercise conducted in Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by auxiliarist Douglas Colwell

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An ice rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, prepares to deploy onto the ice of Lake Erie to rescues victim actors during Icy Resolve 2013, an ice rescue training exercise held at the station, Feb. 9, 2013. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin

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Ice rescue crews participating in the Icy Resolve 2013 mass rescue full-scale exercise deploy from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. ProMedica Air and Mobile photos by Lauren Wuellner

 

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An ice rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, rescues a victim actor from the ice of Lake Erie during Icy Resolve 2013, an ice rescue training exercise held at the station, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read

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Ice rescue crews participating in the Icy Resolve 2013 mass rescue full-scale exercise deploy from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read

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A rescue worker attends to a victim actor during the Icy Resolve 2013 mass rescue full-scale exercise at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Feb 9. 2013. ProMedica Air and Mobile photos by Lauren Wuellner

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Ice rescue crews participating in the Icy Resolve 2013 mass rescue full-scale exercise deploy from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Detroit

 

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An ice rescue crewmember from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, rescues a victim actor from the ice of Lake Erie during Icy Resolve 2013, an ice rescue training exercise held at the station, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read

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An ice rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, rescues victim actors who have fallen through the ice of Lake Erie during Icy Resolve 2013, an ice rescue training exercise held at the station, Feb. 9, 2013. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Laughlin

   

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Coast Guard rescuers drag a victim actor to safety across a frozen Lake Erie during Icy Resolve 2013, a mass rescue full-scale operation conducted in Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by auxiliarist Douglas Colwell

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Ice rescue crews participating in the Icy Resolve 2013 mass rescue full-scale exercise deploy from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read

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A rescue swimmer deploys from a MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter during Icy Resolve 2013 mass rescue full-scale exercise at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read

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A rescue swimmer deploys from a MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter during Icy Resolve 2013 mass rescue full-scale exercise at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, Feb. 9, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read

 

 

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