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Columbus fire officials conduct simulated water rescue training

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Fire and EMS along with Fort Benning simulated a water rescue on the Chattahoochee River Friday morning.

A black Hawk helicopter was used to raise a mannequin which simulated a victim. The operation was done near the Old City Mills dam.

This is the second year the water rescue training has been conducted. Will Chambliss with White Water Express spoke with us about the benefits of the emergency service.

“This is extremely important to be able to train and prepare for any instance. As anyone knows accidents can happen at any time,” said Chambliss.

The training is not just for water rescue on the Chattahoochee, but for all rivers in the surrounding area.

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