Lifeguards Practice Skid Jumping

A yearly training that helps hone their skills.

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Lifeguards practiced jumping from the skid of the fire-rescue helicopter.
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During busy summer the fire-rescue chopper is staffed with trained lifeguards.
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The lifeguards were raised about 10 feet above Mission Bay before jumping in the ocean.
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Lifeguards usually deploy two at a time during a rescue from a helicopter.
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Lifeguards have to go from a seated position on the chopper to outside on the skids.
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The chopper dropped the lifeguard in the bay.
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Lifeguards were able to more familiar with the helicopter.
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