Though several coast guard members have undergone ice rescuer training in the lower forty-eight, this was the first time any of them had experienced ice training in the Arctic. The air temperature hovered around freezing and the water temperature was 29 degrees Fahrenheit. Rescue techniques vary depending on how long the victim has been in the water and whether they are conscious or unconscious. Forms of rescue equipment used include slings, harnesses, sleds, and shepherd’s crooks. 4 Responses Erin Curtis June 14, 2014 Wow that looks cold, but yet thrilling all at the same time..I wonder if my man was part of that..Thank you for posting it was neat to see the pics of the them doing there rescue drills. Reply Susan White June 16, 2014 Great shots, Amanda, from interesting angles. Just wondering how you got some of them! Reply firstname.lastname@example.org June 25, 2014 Hi Aunt Suze, For some of the more unique angles I was actually using a camera in waterproof housing mounted to a pole. Don’t worry, I didn’t go swimming! Reply email@example.com June 25, 2014 Hi Erin, Thanks for your comment. That training was amazing; I was very impressed by the union of fun and strategy. The crew is incredibly talented. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.