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DNR search and rescue training

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DNR rangers conducted their annual search and rescue helicopter training Thursday at Tallulah Gorge State Park. They say this training is critical because they don't want their first rescue to be the real thing.

The Tallulah Gorge State Park is up to 900 feet deep in some parts and as small as 50 feet wide, which makes it challenging for air search and rescue teams to get to the person who needs help.

Roughly three times a year, different divisions of DNR get together to train. The scenarios range from an injured person to someone stranded in the river.

Rangers say these types of drills are critical and it takes a special team to execute these operations properly.

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