Water Rescue/Recovery

Water Rescue/Recovery
Sweetwater County Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating resources for water rescue/recovery operations. Locally there is a team of volunteers who operate "Sweet Pea" the county's boat, a 24"
ROV Training Starfire equipped with radar, sonar, underwater cameras and video equipment.

The divers are trained to dive to the depth of 100' and also have underwater cameras and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to aid in the search for or recovery of people who are presumed drowned. The divers are trained, certified and equipped to dive in ice conditions.

We encourage people to make themselves familiar with water safety issues if they are going to participate in water recreation whether it be fishing, rafting, boating, or just sight seeing from the water.

Boat Commander - Les Tanner
Dive Master - Jack Weimer