From the sky and the water, several different groups that could be called in to perform water rescues hopped on board to practice their life-saving skills.
The joint training exercise took place June 7, 2023, off Sand Key in Pinellas County.
- Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater
- Coast Guard Station Sand Key
- Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
- Pinellas County Sheriff
- Pasco County Sheriff
- Sarasota County Sheriff
- Manatee County Sheriff
- Venice Police department marine unit
The crews trained in hoist operations utilizing a MH 60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from the Station Sand Key response boat and with their own vessels. Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole Groll