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Helicopter training in the Salinas River Wednesday

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Posted at 9:13 AM, Apr 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-05 12:15:37-04

First responders are training for rescues near the Salinas River and HWY 41 in Atascadero Wednesday.

The California Highway Patrol joins the Atascadero Fire Department's North County Urban Search & Rescue team to practice rescues using a helicopter.

Training started Wednesday morning and was scheduled to end by 1 p.m. 

Atascadero Fire shared on Facebook: "We want everyone to know that the activity is training and there is no emergency in the area and no reason to call the Atascadero Police Department."