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Learning the ropes: Rope rescue team fills niche in emergency response

Posted: Thursday, Feb 14th, 2013


Cory Seeta of North Lincoln Fire & Rescue practices transporting a victim (portrayed by Larry Robeson of the Toledo Fire Department) down from a cliff during a training exercise for the Lincoln County Technical Rope Rescue team on Sunday, Feb. 10, in Newport. Using this setup, a rescuer can provide medical treatment to an injured person while dangling in midair. (Photo by Rockne Roll)


Imagine someone out at Yaquina Head, climbing around the rocks near the beach. They climb a little ways up the cliff, then a little farther until they canít go any higher. But they canít go down either. Theyíre stuck.

For the complete article see the 02-15-2013 issue.

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