Helicopter Dispatched to Rescue Stranded Boaters

Published on: 2015/01/05 - in Featured News

According to the Canadian Press, a military search and rescue helicopter from CFB Trenton has been dispatched to rescue three boaters who are stranded on the Brother Islands, just southwest of the Kingston airport in Lake Ontario.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre stated having received a call at approximately 11:30 am on Monday from the boaters, who were believed to have ventured out earlier in the morning before running into difficulty. They were able to get to an island and stay warm by lighting a fire.

The CFB Trenton centre sent a CH-146 Griffon helicopter to retrieve the individuals and fly them to safety.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre was also involved in a dramatic rescue in Kingston on December 17, 2013, when a Griffon helicopter from 424 Squadron was dispatched to save a crane operator trapped above a burning building on Princess Street.

The crew members of the 8 Wing/CFB Trenton 424 “Tiger” Transport and Rescue Squadron were among those recognized by the Mayor and City of Kingston at a ceremony that took place on February, 2014.

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