Four members of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dive Team completed swift water training along with three members of the Pocahontas Fire Department Dive Team and three members of the Pocahontas Police Department on Sunday.
Members of the three teams traveled to Oklahoma City on Thursday to receive training and attend the First Annual High Water Conference held at the Oklahoma Boat House District, More than 100 participants from over a dozen states and as far as Canada were instructed in swift water swimming and rescue techniques.
The group received training on different types of rescue skills from using ladders and fire department equipment to rescue swimming and swift water skills. The facility used was designed to simulate Class 3 and 4 Swift water. Teams work on safely removing victims in swift water simulating several scenarios from combative victims to vehicle in swift water type rescues.
The Sheriff’s Dive Team intends to continue training members in swift water type training.
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dive Team visit the website .
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