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Fake blood and explosions aid serious training - The Border Mail

by By Tammy Mills | July 29, 2014

THERE was fake blood, fractures, a boat explosion and all the while there was a missing kayaker called Sven waiting to be rescued.

The Albury State Emergency Service unit pulled out all the stops yesterday when it staged a training exercise on the Murray River.

Its 30-odd volunteers were paged yesterday calling them to the unit’s Thurgoona headquarters at 6pm to prepare for a fake rescue.

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Members of Albury SES take part in a preparedness exercise on the Murray River at Mungabareena Reserve, simulating a search for a missing canoeist.