Recent drownings in the tri state area led Rescue 69
to host a training session on water rescue and near drowning
rescue. A group of 25 rescue workers attended the session
last Wednesday, August 10 at the Versailles State Park.
Charley Cozart, director at Rescue 69, arranged for the
training. Jeremy Simm instructed the classroom part of the
evening, and Chris Adams instructed the water rescue demonstrations.
Versailles State Park lifeguards assisted Adams with the
demonstrations. Once a month Cozart organizes training sessions
to keep the departments up to date on rescuing procedures.
Every EMS squad in Ripley County was represented at the
training. Pictured above EMS personnel are Jamie Vest, Chris
Baker, Chris Adams, Nick Beagle, Quentin Wells, and the
"victim" Bryan Buchanan. Lifeguards pictured are
Kelly Borter, Jared Grossman, and Dylan Groves. Pictured
below helping the drowning "victim" Dylan Groves
are Kelly Borter and Chris Adams with Jared Grossman looking