Wisconsin team gets rescue training in Iowa

MANCHESTER, Iowa (NBC) - A team from Wisconsin trained at the White Water Park in Manchester, Iowa, practicing a variety of techniques for rescuing a victim.

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First responders trained on the Maquoketa River and while these rapids aren't extreme, they're the perfect training ground.

It's a controlled environment where they can replicate some of the conditions they will face during flash flooding.

Part of the rescue team's strategy is first securing the victim, getting them to safety and making sure team members are safe.

Narrating another part of the training, volunteer Jen Schmitz showed how they communicate through whistles and hand signals while using the river to their advantage.