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Dive, Rescue & Recovery

Water Rescue and Recovery

The Douglas County Water Rescue and Recovery Team provides an emergency response to water related emergencies at any time and in all weather conditions. Boating accidents, drowning victims and vehicles through the ice account for most callouts, but the team is also trained for thin ice, black water, surface rescue, and evidence recovery.

Members of the team are employees of the Sheriff’s Office who train monthly to maintain their skills.

In addition to being certified divers, team members are also trained in the use of county watercraft, search techniques, and underwater communications.

Safety is the number one priority for this team so please remember:
Boats not involved with the diving operation must remain at least 150 feet away from a divers flag.