|The members of Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue|
During a lull in the storm earlier this month
(PRG SAR Facebook page)
If they were looking for the best test for their skills in some horrendous conditions, the members of the Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue unit found what they were looking for earlier this month.
The local group honed their Search and Rescue skills amidst a fairly challenging environment atop Mount Hays, where they took part in a 24 hour training session to prepare for real time emergency calls for the future.
The Mid October training session was one of a number of similar events that the unit takes part in each year, though in this instance the weather matched some of the worst that they may have to face should the call for assistance come in.
The weather for the 24 hour training session included heavy rains, strong winds and rather cool temperatures at the Mount Hays training location.
The conditions on the Mountain probably were not at their best after having seen a weeks worth of rain arriving prior to the exercise.
The have posted some photos from their session to their Facebook page, if you would like to learn more about their work in the community, or donate towards their operations you can contact them through their social media portal.
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