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.

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

Emergency Plan if the Bridge is Blocked

It doesn't happen often, but when the Gordon Taylor Bridge is impassable it creates havoc in the community. The Town of Drumheller wants you to know that there is a plan in place if you can not get… is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide