Disaster Response Team Practices in UF Football Stadium
University of Florida students may have caught a glimpse of something a little unusual today (June 5) if they passed Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Some visitors were rappelling from about 60 feet above.
The ASPCA Disaster Response Team did some training exercises in Gainesville today using animal rescue techniques. First, weights were slowly lowered and lifted for practice. Next, it was time for team members to get strapped in.
Some anxiety could be seen in the rappellers' eyes.
From the stadium, the team headed out to Lake Wauburg with the Florida Agricultural Response Team to simulate rescuing horses from water.
More simulations and practices will take place later this weekend, and one will include lowering some of these team members into a 25-foot sink hole.
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