Firefighter and Public Safety Diver Jonathan Capps is one of 25 divers of the Forsyth County Water Rescue Unit. Gwinnett County does not have a dive team and is forced to rely on Forsyth County for their water rescue services.
ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky fire department is
forming a dive team in the wake of three people drowning in 2011 in
the Russell Fork River.
Elkhorn City Volunteer Fire Chief John Moore said the four-man
rescue team is going through initial training and should be ready
Moore told the Appalachian News-Express (http://bit.ly/INNLLW )
that the Elkhorn City team will cooperate with the Millard dive
team, which has a jet boat, and the Pikeville dive team, which has
an air boat, Moore said.
Moore said the equipment for each member of the team costs from
$1,800 to $2,000. The team has ordered diving equipment for the
four team members and a flat bottom, 18-foot, Yamaha G3, jet
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