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Exercise tests skills of area rescue divers

Exercise tests skills of area rescue divers
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 7:56am

Area and state search and rescue divers got a lesson Thursday in how difficult it can be to find a submerged object.

With dark clouds above and intermittent rains pelting the surface of Lake Loma, nine divers entered the dark waters to search for a boat, a plane and a car during an underwater training exercise at the International ALERT Academy.

At their deepest, the waters of Lake Loma are about 45 feet, but the objects were submerged at a depth of about 25 feet.


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