TEXSAR Joins Multiagency Training Exercise in Bastrop County

In early April TEXSAR members joined forces with resources from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Game Wardens, TMAR, and the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management in a first of its kind training exercise.

The exercise began on the morning of Friday April 11 with reports of a missing aircraft in the Lake Bastrop area. Upon news of the crash, an Incident Management Team with members from all responding agencies was established and search and rescue operations began shortly thereafter. Over the next two days Ground SAR, Helicopter, dive, and K9 teams from TEXSAR and its partners scoured the area looking for evidence of the plane and it’s passengers.

TEXSAR would like to thank Bastrop County and all of the agencies that participated in this joint exercise. While we never hope a scenario such as this transpires, we take comfort in knowing that our teams can work together to ensure the best possible outcome for all involved.

Media Coverage:
http://kxan.com/2014/04/11/crews-scour-lake-bed-for-missing-plane-during-exercise/ http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/bastrop-county-plane-down-tests-response-skills/nfd3D/