cold water rescue training
The St. Paul District’s hydrographic survey crew joined the Winona Fire Department to conduct cold-water/ice rescue training on Lake Winona, in Winona, Minnesota, Feb. 19-20. The Corps’ survey crew brought the airboat, based out of Fountain City, Wisconsin, and the fire department brought the expertise and rescue equipment. The training – born out of a partnership that allows the survey crew to assist the fire department in a life safety situation – helped both airboat operators and rescue personnel get a feel for how to safely operate and board the specialized boat during a rescue on a lake or river.

Contact Public Affairs

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Public Affairs Office
332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: (651) 290-5807
Fax: (651) 290-5752