Intense video shows West Virginia Guardsman training for swift water rescues


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West Virginia National Guard Soldiers with Company C 2/104th General Support Aviation Battalion (MEDEVAC) fly the West Virginia Swift Water Rescue Team as they complete Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Level One training June 11, 2018 at Camp Dawson, W.Va.DVIDS

On June 11th, the West Virginia National Guard practiced rescuing mock victims out of fast moving river winding through the rolling hills of Appalachia.
Training missions like these help prepare guardsman for unpredictable weather events, like the floods that ravaged West Virginia in 2016.
Check out the video below.

On June 11th, the West Virginia National Guard practiced rescuing mock victims out of fast moving river winding through the rolling hills of Appalachia. The harrowing training involves nerves of steel by the skilled helo pilots, and in video captured by reddit user M109A6Guy, the UH-60 Blackhawk skirts just above the churning waters as one guardsman scoops his target to safety.

The Swift Water Rescue Team, part of the medevac unit of Company C, is under the 104th Aviation Regiment. Training missions like these help prepare guardsman for unpredictable weather events, like the floods that ravaged West Virginia in 2016. They also certify the unit to support Federal Emergency Management Agency operations across the country, which can range from flooding search and rescue to hurricane response.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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