Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, the state of Ohio, the Ohio National Guard, Ottawa County, Danbury Township, the cities of Lakeside, Marblehead and Sandusky, and more than two dozen other partner agencies a held a mass-rescue full-scale exercise on the ice of Lake Erie in Marblehead on Saturday.
The scenario of the exercise, called "Icy Resolve 2013," involved the simulated crash landing of a commuter plane with 50 passengers aboard on ice-covered Lake Erie.
The exercise was designed to test coordinated federal/state/local emergency response.
The Coast Guard released video of the exercise Tuesday morning:
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