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Seeing helicopters in Atascadero? Police say there's no emergency

Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 12:36:06-05

People in the Atascadero area may hear or see helicopters Thursday morning but police say it’s only for training.

It’s happening near Pine Mountain and the Salinas Riverbed until 11 a.m.

Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services is working with the California Highway Patrol for the joint technical rescue training, according to police, who say there is no emergency.

Officials call joint agency drills like these "crucial" for low frequency, high risk events.