Adventures with Purpose and other dive teams that search for the missing

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Diving to search for missing people can be a challenge, and also dangerous! This thread is for general discussion about underwater search and rescue teams.

 

Kimster

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Search and recovery teams need to find their target in a quick and safe manner. Whether looking for a lost victim, vehicle or other evidence, it is imperative that investigations be conducted as efficiently as possible.



Recovery teams typically plan their search area using the last known location and eye witness reports. Once the search area has been determined, search and rescue teams sweep the area looking for the target.


Whether using a side scan sonar on their boat or a sonar-equipped remotely operated vehicle(ROV), methodical search patterns are important to a thorough search. There are many common patterns that search and recovery teams use to ensure that they are searching an area completely - without missing any key spots. Using a pattern allows the team to accurately track where they have and haven’t searched.


Once the target has been identified, recovery teams can safely and respectfully retrieve the victim or evidence. Using an ROV, rescue divers or a combination of both, the team can complete the recovery.

More at link-------------> Underwater Search and Rescue: Patterns You Should Know
 

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