First Multiagency Beach Rescue Exercise off South Padre Island

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
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More than 50 people from three response agencies simulated a joint agency response to an incident involving 12 people off popular South Padre Island beaches, Texas, on Wednesday, August 28.

The Coast Guard, City of South Padre Island Beach Rescue and Cameron County Beach Rescue joined together in the Beach Rescue Interagency Team Exercise, or BRITE, to evaluate communication and coordination between the agencies as they managed recovery, triage and transportation for all the victims at one time.

“This exercise was a collaborative effort between the Coast Guard, the City of South Padre, and Cameron County to partner in a training environment and identify best practices, as well as highlight aspects of our response that we can improve,” said Lt. Josh Sagers, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island.

A flight crew from Air Station Corpus Christi responded to the drill, providing fast response for victims recovered from the water by the responding Coast Guard rescue boat. Victims recovered from the water by Beach Rescue Lifeguards were assessed on the beach and transferred to waiting EMS.

“The tremendous level of participation in this exercise underscores our commitment to improving public safety in the waters of these beaches,” Sagers aid.

The City of South Padre Island Beach Rescue was started in 2008 and Cameron County Beach Rescue followed in 2012.

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