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Sheriff's Office trains for ice rescue

Following the December tragedy at Keyhole Reservoir, a recent training session gave Crook County Sheriff's Office the opportunity to test out the Argo first responder UTV under the varying circumstances that might occur during an ice rescue.

The primary purpose of the training, says Sheriff Jeff Hodge, was to prepare and train for different types of ice rescue operations – and to ensure that a rescue can be completed safely.

This was done by pushing the limitations of the Argo and other equipment, with the goal of ensuring that rescuers can respond safely to an emergency at Keyhole or another...

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