Ice rescue exercise held on Saturday Featured

On Saturday the sound of helicopters filled the air over Marblehead.

It is not an unusual sound in February, as many times over the past decades there have been rescues of stranded ice fishermen. This time, fortunately, it was not a rescue, but a drill.

The Coast Guard and more than 20 other agencies held the rescue exercise of the simulated crash of a commuter plane to test and coordinate the emergency response and communication among federal, state and local agencies.

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