Block Island Times

BIVFD participates in rescue training exercise

The Coast Guard helicopter hovered just off the edge of the bluffs, spraying dirt and sea mist into the air. A Guardsman inside the bird held tight onto a line, lifting a basket up off the beach and safely into the copter.
Under a sky full of dark, rain-heavy clouds, the helicopter then turned toward the lawn of the Southeast Lighthouse, touched down, and the Guardsman carried off the rescued individual and put him down near the fence, only to be sent back down to the bottom of the bluffs to be rescued all over

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