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Emergency personnel to stage mock Inner Harbor water taxi rescue
Emergency personnel to stage mock Inner Harbor water taxi rescue

Emergency personnel will converge on Inner Harbor waters near Canton on Wednesday as part of a staged water taxi disaster, an event geared toward assessing rescue capabilities and practicing response techniques. Between 8 a.m. and noon, first responders from various federal, state and local agencies will be rescuing flotation devices and "dummies" representing casualties or adrift taxi passengers in water near the 3200 block of Boston St., the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management said. Divers will also be practicing "recovery operations" as part of the mock event. "The purpose of this exercise is to provide participants with an opportunity to evaluate...

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