Pararescue crew puts on a 4th of July show on Lake Tahoe
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
United States Air Force Pararescue crews spent their holiday on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, putting on a demonstration for the masses.
The 131st Rescue Squadron and the 129th Rescue Wing out of Moffett Airfield in California flew to the lake today to demonstrate their search and rescue skills and simulate various water situations.
"We're kind of a jack of all trades, master of none," says 131st Rescue Squadron Master Sergeant Jacob Garel. "We have lots of different things that we can do. We're a high angle rescue, swift water, we can run and gun with the best of them."
Pararescue crews have been showing their skills in front of the Incline Village beach for years now and it is all a part of the annual 'Red, White & Tahoe Blue' festival.
"We will jump in with other teams, provide medical care for them, we can provide long-term medical care past 72 hours and minor surgical procedures," says Garel. "We really can do whatever the need is for the rescue."
To learn more about the Red, White & Tahoe Blue event, click here.