Spartanburg EMS trains for water rescue

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DUNCAN (WSPA) – Warmer weather draws lots of people to rivers and lakes.

It also means you need to be extra careful in the water.

When things take a dangerous turn, there are those ready to jump into action.

The Spartanburg EMS team held a week-long training boot camp to help them sharpen their life-saving skills.

First responders spend six moths out of the year on rope training, and the other six months in the water focusing on dive training.

They one week boot camps help make sure they’re ready for any situation.

Thursday, the team put their extensive training to use when a drowning call at Clifton Beach came over the radio.

With summer fast approaching, officials say there’s going to be more calls just like that one, which is why those boot camps are critical to e-m-s training.

Responders are asking the public take extra steps to safe on the water, and say you should never push your limits.

EMS crews will continue their water search and rescue training next month.

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