Pennsylvania hosts state’s 1st national mountain rescue conference at Seven Springs | TribLIVE.com

The national Mountain Rescue Association spring conference, in its 61st year, is making its first appearance in Pennsylvania this weekend — only its third venture east of the Mississippi River.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County welcomed about 200 guests from across the country and world for the three-day event, which featured helicopter demonstrations, ski-lift rescues, canine search sessions, educational speakers and the Search and Rescue Games, a series of field activities.

The all-volunteer Alle­gheny Mountain Rescue Group, or AMRG, hosted the event alongside the MRA. The Pittsburgh-­based group is the only accredited search and rescue team in Pennsylvania.

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