Local agencies stage Lake Erie ice rescue drill Saturday
8:13 PM, Feb 9, 2013
8:14 PM, Feb 9, 2013
SANDUSKY, Ohio - The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies staged a large-scale rescue exercise Saturday on the ice of Lake Erie off Sandusky.
More than two dozen agencies participated in the morning drill off Marblehead.
The Coast Guard says the exercise -- called "Icy Resolve 2013" -- involved the simulated crash landing of a commuter plane with 50 passengers aboard on ice-covered Lake Erie.
The exercise was designed to test coordinated emergency response among federal, state and local authorities, including communications, emergency medical care and other elements of mass rescue procedures.