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Dogs and Divers Team for Training - San Diego County Sheriff's Department

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Volunteers with the Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) K-9 Unit and Dive Team trained together for the first time today at Lake Henshaw. The scenario involved a capsized boat and a search for a drowning victim. The Sheriff’s Dive Team requested the assistance of the SAR K-9 Unit to narrow the search area. The exercise helps volunteers to understand the capabilities of each unit during a call out. There are currently 15 people on the Sheriff’s Dive Team. They come from diverse backgrounds such as the military, medicine, law, engineering, information technology, security, and firefighting. They are all scuba certified. Some have Masters in Forensics. They are called in 24 hours per day to find human remains, weapons and stolen goods tossed into shallow and deep waters. Evidence can be as big as an airplane to as small as a pocket knife. The Sheriff's Search and Rescue is an all-volunteer unit. Together, they perform wilderness and urban rescues, as well as search for missing and at-risk persons. Teams are available 24 hours per day to respond to local, state and federal agency requests. The Dive Team and SAR are always looking for volunteers. For more information, visit www.sdsheriff.net/volunteers.