Search and Rescue simulation for emergency crews at Holkham Estate
A multi-agency training exercise simulating a complicated rescue of a fallen injured horse and rider took place earlier today (Friday 7 December) to prepare emergency crews in the event of a potential incident in Norfolk.
HM Coastguard led the multi-agency training exercise which involved Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service, Norfolk Police, Natural England and the National Trust rescuing a trapped rider from beneath an injured horse on the Holkham Estate.
The staged rescue was designed to test and replicate the response capabilities of the primary responders that would be available and called upon in that area.
‘If there’s one big message to come out of today’s event it’s that people need to let someone know where they going and what time they’ll be home so that an alarm can be raised if they don’t return on time. This way, the appropriate resources can launch a search quickly if anyone is missing along the coast of North Norfolk.’