Meet at Emergency Operations Center on Saturday, May 13 at 8 am for a multi agency exercise. Instructions will be given to you by DEM upon arrival on senario.
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Camper/Hiker, snake bite injury, stayed put/stayed on trail, search and rescue 3 hours 32 minutes, weather/clear. Patient transported to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, AR.
1 mile downstream of Garrison Avenue Bridge on Arkansas River, rescue boater/fisherman. Cause: Equipment Failed (Lower Unit Failed). Behavior: Stayed Put (Tied up to shore Fort Smith City side). Father with 8 year old daughter. Total rescue time 2 hours 49 minutes. Weather: Stormy, Occasional Rain.