Ky. firefighters practice mayday rescues


By Dariush Shafa
The Messenger-Inquirer

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Owensboro firefighters "rescued" one of their own Tuesday from the basement of the Executive Inn Rivermont, finding Battalion Chief David McCrady after he called "mayday" over his radio — only to have McCrady go "missing" again as part of a training exercise.

Firefighters from Owensboro and Daviess County are using the former hotel this week and next, taking advantage of the numerous features of the massive structure for training, Owensboro Battalion Chief Steve Leonard said.

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