Practice rope rescue

2019/08/IMG_3361-285x300.jpg Photos courtesy Archuleta County
Office of Emergency Management

Archuleta County Office of Emergency Management, along with Upper San Juan Search and Rescue and Pagosa Fire Protection District personnel, took part in a practice rope rescue on Aug. 24. The technique, specifically called the Norwegian Reeve rigging component, allows rescuers to be lowered and raised to the carriage system like a rope elevator.