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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Thursday July 21st, 2022 :: 05:30 p.m. PDT


Multiple Agencies Participate in Dive Team Rescue Training at Lake Havasu

DATE/TIME: July 21, 2022

INCIDENT: Multi Agency Dive Training

LOCATION: Lake Havasu



SUMMARY: On July 21, 2022, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dive Team held training alongside Mohave County Sheriff's Office, San Bernardino County Fire Department, Air Methods Care Flight, and Lake Havasu City Police Department.

This training consisted of a water rescue of a drowning victim in Copper Canyon, Lake Havasu. The divers went to depths of 30 feet under water with poor visibility. The divers were tasked with locating a staged fake drowning victim as quickly as possible. Divers from different agencies teamed up to rescue the victim.

San Bernardino County Fire Department simulated lifesaving measures on a recovered mannequin while Air Methods Care Flight landed in the area. The mannequin was then loaded into Care Flight's helicopter for medical transport. 

This training is vital in the execution of a water rescue. There were approximately 30 first responders from different agencies involved in the training. All agencies involved are dedicated to making the waterways safer for the public on the Colorado River.  

Refer: Deputy E. Blackard

Station: Colorado River Station/Marine Enforcement Unit

Phone No. (760)326-9200

Case No. N/A

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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