People on the north end of Greenville may have noticed helicopters swarming a wooded area near the river and pulling people to safety on a line below. It was all part of a multi-agency training.
This type of rescue training could be particularly valuable in our area.
The focus was on flood rescue and they worked to not only get to the people that needed them, but to decide which people needed to be rescued first.
The rescues were all by air. Mock victims, some members of the Greenville Fire Department, climbed trees, or pretended they were stuck in the attic of a flooded house, or were in a submerged car.
An important part of this training is teaching members of the HART team, which is a stand-alone agency made up of state and local first responders, to communicate with each other and with the agencies they're called in to assist.