Search and rescue jump in Crown Isle Friday

SAR Techs marking the retirement of one of Canada's most senior SAR Techs.

  • Oct. 18, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Search and Rescue Technicians (SAR Techs) from the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue and 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron will conduct a training parachute jump into Crown Isle Resort Oct. 18, to mark the retirement of one of Canada’s most senior SAR Techs, Chief Warrant Officer Yves Carignan.

Residents in the vicinity of Crown Isle Resort can expect to see approximately 15 SAR Techs jumping under orange and black canopies, from a Buffalo aircraft as part of the exercise.  The jump is set to take place between 11:30 a.m. and noon.

This parachute jump is a training exercise and is being conducted under all applicable Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) training regulations to protect both the public and CAF members.  The ability of 442 Squadron to respond to emergencies will not be affected by this training.

In order to ensure they are able to reach those in need when called; SAR Techs must regularly train in a wide variety of activities including mountain climbing, Scuba diving and parachuting.

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