It's going to be a hectic day in the Rockyford area as Badlands Search and Rescue (BSAR) holds a mock search in the area.
 
"Each SAR group has to have a certain amount of mock exercises every year," explained Trevor Dahl of the Badlands organization. "It's where we take all the training that we work on throughout the year, whether it's our search techniques, whether it's our navigation, our first aid, our medical response, all the training that we take in we apply to one scenario."
 
Dahl told 99.5 Drum FM the Badlands Search and Rescue group has been busy so far this year.
 
"We've got a couple calls that we've done in the last while and we still train two to three days a month," he outlined. "We're just starting up a new rope rescue, so we're going to be able to do low angle rope rescue to begin with and then we're going start moving into high angle."
 
"Basically, a low angle is 45 degrees or less: Horseshoe Canyon, anything in there would be classified as low angle," he elaborated. "High angle is almost vertical, so if you're going on a cliff face or you're hanging off some type of bridge or where you're basically going straight down, that would be high angle."
 
Dahl said they've got a lot of people lined up to participate in tonight's mock search, which kicks off at 7:00 p.m., everything from emergency personnel to actors portraying anyone from a lost person to a potential witness.
 

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