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Eastern Ky. fire department forming dive team

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.

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
by mid-summer.

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
propulsion boat.
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Information from: Appalachian News-Express,
http://www.news-expressky.com

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