First responders participate in mock river rescue in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A mock river rescue was held in Columbus Friday morning.

Columbus public safety professionals participated in the rescue exercise that took place on the Chattahoochee River.

The exercise stimulated a flash flood, which hypothetically destroyed homes up and down the river. Crews were instructed to get survivors to safety while using rescue and communications equipment.

The demonstration was a joint operation with agencies.

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