SAR techs train in Iceland

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Members of 103 Search and Rescue Squadron from 9 Wing Gander, trained with the Icelandic Coast Guard and local Search and Rescue teams, during the ICE-SAR exercise that took place February 9-12.

Members from 103 Squadron Gander, NL onboard a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter hoist a stretcher down to Sergeant Sean Daniell, during a inland mountain rescue scenario with members from the Iceland Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) in Neskaupstadur, Iceland during a Joint SAR Exercise on February 9, 2016. Photo: Master Corporal Johanie Maheu, 14 Wing Imaging, Greenwood GD2016-0075-10 ~ Des membres du 103e Escadron Gander (T.-N.-L.) à bord d’un hélicoptère CH-149 Cormorant font descendre par treuil une civière jusqu’au sergent Sean Daniell lors d’un scénario de sauvetage en montagne avec des membres de l’association islandaise de recherche et sauvetage (ICE-SAR) à Neskaupstadur, en Islande, au cours d’un exercice SAR, le 9 février 2016. Photo : Caporal chef Johanie Maheu, Service d’imagerie de la 14e Escadre Greenwood GD2016-0075-10

RCAF personnel along with a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter took part in multiple exercise scenarios that included training with an Icelandic Coast Guard vessel. They also conducted inland and glacier search and rescue joint exercises. As well there were visits to various local Icelandic Coast Guard locations and facilities as well as a NATO air station at Keflavík.

Search and Rescue Technician, Sergeant Sean Daniell is being hoisted down from a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter into the Iceland Coast Guard vessel "Thor" during a hoisting from ship scenario in Neskaupstadur, Iceland during a Joint SAR Exercise on February 9, 2016. Photo: Master Corporal Johanie Maheu, 14 Wing Imaging, Greenwood GD2016-0075-07 ~ Le sergent Sean Daniell, technicien en recherche et sauvetage, est descendu par treuil jusqu’au « Thor », un navire de la Garde côtière de l’Islande, depuis un hélicoptère CH 149 Cormorant lors d’un scénario d’hélitreuillage à Neskaupstadur, en Islande, au cours d’un exercice SAR, le 9 février 2016. Photo : Caporal chef Johanie Maheu, Service d’imagerie de la 14e Escadre Greenwood GD2016-0075-07

Members from the ICE-SAR wait inside their vehicle while a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from 103 Squadron Gander, NL lands on Langjokull glacier during a Joint SAR exercise held in Iceland on February 10.

Members from the Iceland Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) wait inside their vehicle while a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from 103 Squadron Gander, NL lands on Langjokull glacier during a Joint SAR Exercise held in Iceland on February 10, 2016. Photo: Master Corporal Johanie Maheu, 14 Wing Imaging, Greenwood GD2016-0075-17 ~ Des membres de l’association islandaise de recherche et sauvetage (ICE-SAR) attentent à l’intérieur de leur véhicule alors qu’un hélicoptère CH-149 Cormorant du 103e Escadron Gander (T.-N.-L.) atterrit sur le glacier Langjokull lors d’un exercice SAR conjoint en Islande, le 10 février 2016. Photo : Caporal chef Johanie Maheu, Service d’imagerie de la 14e Escadre Greenwood GD2016-0075-17

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