File photo courtesy Canadian Coast Guard.

File photo courtesy Canadian Coast Guard.

Anyone in the area of Victoria harbour should not be alarmed when Coast Guard boats and first responders converge in the area Thursday.

Officials say search and rescue exercises will be taking place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the outer harbour.

Part of the on-water exercise will include overturned vessels and simulated smoke.

You are asked to avoid calling 911 unless there is a life-threatening emergency.

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