Marine Exercise In Lake Erie

Photo of Lake Erie by NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre via Flickr

Residents living along Lake Erie in Leamington and on Pelee Island may get a show when the Canadian Coast Guard takes part in a search and rescue exercise.

The Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Ontario Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, the Ontario Provincial Police, along with local fire and emergency management officials are also taking part in the exercise.

In a release, officials describe the exercise as a “real-time operational response” to a mock emergency situation.

Search and rescue is a shared responsibility involving several federal, provincial and municipal services. Exercises provide those services an opportunity to train together using available equipment and personnel.