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Columbia Basin Dive Rescue Tests Their Rigging for Rescue Boat in Palouse Falls Tsunami Pod Drop

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The boat will be dropped via helicopter from 186 feet in the air. The boat will be dropped via helicopter from 186 feet in the air.
RICHLAND, WA- The Columbia Basin Dive Rescue team did a final test of rigging Tuesday for their rescue boat to prepare for the Tsunami Pod test.

The group wanted to make sure their rescue boat was ready when it gets lowered this Thursday by a helicopter from about 186 feet in the air from the top of Palouse falls to the Plunge Pool.

After it is dropped in the water, the crew will be ready to jump in the boat for when the Tsunami Pod gets tested.

Although there will not be an actual person inside the pod, the team will be ready anyways.  This is the first time in history any of their boats have been lifted using a helicopter.

"This is something new for us and we're trying to take the team and expand a little more and be able to serve the community in greater aspects," said Troy McGregor, CBDR Operations Director.

The group has tested their boat multiple times, changing some things.  McGregor said it should be ready to go on Thursday.

In April, the team will be ready and on site for when the pod has a man inside. 
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