Editorial: Water rescue team vital to county, area


Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Jackson County Sheriff Department Swift Water Rescue Team diver Dustin Steward, center, talks with Mark Holt, left, and Andrew Ault about the procedures for searching an area underwater using a rope as a guide. The Swift Water Rescue Team practices at Seymour High School once a month.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department deserves community support and thanks for its resurrected Swift Water Rescue Team.

With routine flooding of low areas all along the East Fork White River and Muscatatuck River, such a squad of divers and other rescue workers could prove essential in saving the lives of area residents.

It’s unfortunate the team could be put to use more often than we’d all like, simply because of carelessness and lack of common sense, but that’s likely the case, as Sheriff Mike Carothers said in a news story by Jessica Squires earlier this week.

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