Photo gallery: Help from above - amazing images of USAF airmen parachuting from Suffolk skies

Crew from the 56th Rescue Squadron jump from a MC-130H during a training exercise at Felixstowe Crew from the 56th Rescue Squadron jump from a MC-130H during a training exercise at Felixstowe

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
12:08 PM

A team of US military search and rescue specialists have been jumping from Suffolk skies in preparation for the real thing.

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The 56th Rescue Squadron, based at RAF Lakenheath, teamed up with crews from RAF Mildenhall to practice static-line parachute jumps near Felixstowe on February 25.

The seven pararescue specialists leapt from MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft in readiness for combat drops at lower altitudes.

The pararescuemen are trained to provide emergency medical treatment in adverse terrain and conditions.

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