A military search and rescue exercise will be carried out near Gimli later tonight.
435 Transport and Rescue Squadron will be conducting the routine exercise between 8 p.m. and midnight involving a CC-130 Hercules aircraft. It will include the execution of low-level aerial search patterns as well as the deployment of equipment bundles, smoke emitters and night flares.
The exact location of the exercise isn’t being released.
435 Squadron operates out of 17 Wing Winnipeg and is available 24/7 for search and rescue response. One aircraft is permanently assigned to SAR stand-by duty and is equipped to aid people, aircraft or vessels in distress.