Henry Co. emergency personnel preparing for wilderness rescues

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HENRY COUNTY (WSLS10) - Henry County emergency personnel are working to become better prepared for wilderness rescue situations.

Representatives from agencies across the county are meeting Friday night from 6-10 p.m. to discuss basic wilderness safety information.

On Saturday, they will spend the day practicing rescue scenarios at the old Lynwood Golf Course.

The participants will also discuss Monday's hours-long search for 3-year-old Mason Ryan who was lost in the woods near his home.

Henry County Public Safety created this training program after seeing an increase in the number of people needing to be rescued.

"We've kind of catered it to our volunteers that are here, some situations that we've run into in the past, things to learn from," explained HCPS Assistant Director of Training Kiah Cooper.

He hopes to hold these training sessions on a regular basis and expand them to include more personnel from more agencies.

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