Search and rescue training with the Columbian Air Force by Oliver Ehmig (11 images)

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The downforce from a Black Hawk helicopter's rotor blades creates a remarkable eye-like pattern on the surface of the sea as special forces airmen abseil down to the water.

Members of the Colombian Air Force were performing rescue manoeuvres just a few feet above the beautifully clear turquoise water off the coast of Covenas, Colombia.

The team spend hours meticulously training for different scenarios including a 'Snatch and Grab' exercise - where the helicopter...
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