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Swift Water Rescue Demonstration a Symbol of Civil Military Cooperation

Swift Water Rescue Demonstration a Symbol of Civil Military Cooperation

Apr 12, 2019

A-PAD Sri Lanka in collaboration with Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Life Saving carried out a Search and Rescue Demonstration and Rehearsal on the 11th of April 2019 at the Mount Lavinia Beach. The event featured participants from Sri Lanka Life Saving, Sri Lanka Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force and volunteers from private sector organizations – Capital Maharaja Organization, Lion Brewery Ceylon, Seals Volunteer Emergency Response Team (SVERT) and Ironman 4 x 4 Community Emergency Response Team (I-CERT) who were a part of six scenarios that were carried out including, Spinal Management, Boat Capsize Drill, Rock Rescue, IRB Rescue, Board Rescue and Air Rescue. The demonstration was conducted as a rehearsal of swift water rescue techniques in preparation for the South-West Monsoon as well as to showcase the capabilities and techniques of the members of the newly trained A-PAD SL Search and Rescue team to the A-PAD international members who were on visit to Sri Lanka. The event also included a demonstration by the team from I-CERT on Vehicle Rescue.

 

 

Mr. Asanka Nanayakkara, President, Sri Lanka Life Saving Association instructing the participants on the scenarios

 

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation being demonstrated on a mannequin during the IRB Rescue scenario
Demonstration Scenario on Spinal Management

 

 

A rescue victim being transferred from the rescue boat to the I-CERT 4×4 vehicle for transport to hospital during the Rock Rescue Scenario
A rescue victim being brought to shore during the Rock Rescue Scenario

 

 

Boat Capsize Drill
Board Rescue Scenario

 

Air Rescue carried out in collaboration with Sri Lanka Air Force