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Ice Rescue at Compo (Just a Drill)

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Westport firefighters practiced simulated “victim fallen through the ice” rescues at Compo Beach today for training. Firefighters donned cold water exposure suits, and used a special ice water rescue sled device, each taking turns rescuing each other. Each of the Fire Departments vehicles carries at least one of these specialized suits that allows firefighters to enter frigid cold water and performs rescues of those stranded above the water that have fallen through the ice or into water below 70 degrees that cause rapid onset of hyperthermia. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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