RCM-SAR Station 59 members joined with Station 60 (Comox) on November 6, 2016, to engage in cold water training at Comox Lake.
During cold weather operations, most RCM-SAR crew members wear Mustang Survival flotation suits, which are designed to protect the wearer from foul or cold weather. The suits use closed-cell foam to offer flotation and hypothermia protection in the event of water immersion.
Crew members put their flotation suits to the test by jumping into the frigid waters of Comox Lake, with excellent results.
In addition to cold water immersion exercises, participants practiced capsize survival and vessel re-boarding techniques — excellent training for search and rescue missions in our local waters.