Lake Havasu City, AZ: Dive team rescue training was conducted last Thursday at Lake Havasu.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station and Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Information)

Pictures: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Courtesy)

Lake Havasu City, Arizona: Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station and Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Lake Havasu City Police Department, firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire District and crews from Air Methods Care Flight conducted dive team rescue training on Thursday, July 21st, 2022 at Lake Havasu.

According to a press release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, 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.

For more both safety tips including my life jacket rules check out the following websites:

– California Department of Boating and Waterways:

https://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28711

– California Department of Parks and Recreation:

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28985

– Arizona State Parks and Trails:

https://azstateparks.com/boating-safety

Thanks to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Havasu City Police Department, San Bernardino County Fire District and Air Methods Care Flight for participating in the dive team rescue training.

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